The problem with teaching “stranger danger” is that they are being taught ONLY to fear ADULTS. No adult is being honest to these kids that OTHER KIDS COMMIT CRIMES, TOO.
That’s why to most all kids under 16-ish, anyone over the age of 21 is “creepy” when all you do is hold a friggin door open for them at a retail store.
Yeah kiddo, you’re the one wearing BLACK nail polish and eyeliner AND you’re a male….but I’m the creepy one. Ok. Sure.