Nanny's chums in the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations have decided that the risk to children from paedophiles is now so great, that even the humble egg and spoon race poses a threat to the safety of children
They have issued an edict to head teachers telling them that cameras at such events must be banned, lest a paedophile is amongst the audience.
Er, surely only parents and friends of family are allowed to attend school events anyway?
Would it not be reasonable to assume that the parents can quite easily monitor their own guests for "threatening/risky" behaviour?
Or is it being suggested that the parents themselves are paedophiles?
Now, of course, I realise that it is entirely possible that some parents are paedophiles.
However, by making the assumption that all adults are paedophiles, unless proved otherwise, merely distort the "risk matrix" and gives the child an unhealthy sense of fear.
Fearful children become fearful adults, who are not capable of facing life's threats and dangers.