A lot of parents think the world is a dangerous place and it’s really hard to keep a family safe.
But a new survey suggests there’s actually a lot of good news for kids.
It says the world’s parents are actually much safer than they were when they first arrived in the country.
The report says while most people are concerned about terrorism, there’s no evidence that the number of deaths from gun violence is actually higher than it was in the United States.
So, the question is: is there a problem here?
“Parents can feel confident that their kids will be safe in Australia,” said Dr Rachel Hodge, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Sydney.
Dr Hodge said it was important to remember that guns and violence are two different things.
“The gun lobby and gun-grabbers have used their influence to make a political point about guns and guns in the U.S.,” she said.
“We need to look at it more from a societal perspective and not just from the gun lobby perspective.”
In fact, Dr Hocksey said it wasn’t that hard to find a parent who wouldn’t put their children in harm’s way.
“I think it’s actually very easy to find someone who’s not scared about their kids getting into guns,” she said, “and if they’re scared about it, they’re probably not going to put their kids in harm by going to a gun show.”
So, while it may be hard to get a positive message out to parents, it’s also important to understand that guns are only a small part of the picture.
“You need to talk about social, political and cultural factors that may be at play in the community, like gun ownership, and that will also be important,” Dr Hoke said.
There are a number of ways to prevent a gun-related tragedy, Dr Hoge said.
First, there are gun laws.
“In the U, a gun owner has to be licensed, and they need to go through a background check,” she explained.
Second, there is a safe storage system. “
There’s a lot that needs to happen before a gun is considered a good weapon for a parent to use in a violent way.”
Second, there is a safe storage system.
“A parent needs to keep their guns locked up in their home, and there’s a safety deposit box,” Dr Hoke said.
You can also find an online gun safety course for your child that is designed to help parents deal with the fears and fears that come with owning a gun.
“So parents need to have those things in place and they also need to be aware of those people who have access and the people who are likely to be involved,” she added.
“And it’s not just parents that need to think about it.
It’s also the teachers and principals that need a good understanding of the potential consequences of their actions.”
Finally, it takes a lot more than a gun to commit a violent crime.
“This is why people don’t think about the mental health aspects of their own kids, because they’re often so much more afraid of being violent,” Dr Mihaela Pritchard, the CEO of GunSafe Australia, said.
She said that while the national statistics were fairly high, the statistics weren’t reflective of the overall number of firearm related crimes.
“Our understanding of firearm violence is based on the data we have from the police and the courts, but the reality is that there are about 2.5 million firearm-related deaths in Australia every year,” Dr Pritchards statement read.
“As a society, we can do much more to make sure that we’re taking the mental and physical risks we’re dealing with seriously and preventing children from getting into situations like this.”
The National Crime Prevention Centre has put together a handy infographic to help you understand the stats about firearm-linked crime and suicide.