20 May 2015

A 'Stranger-Danger' Video For Today's Kids

A classic video, an early example of the "stranger-danger" genre, is circulating online and is generating keen interest among parents who have seen the rise of dangers to their children on the streets.

It’s titled "Boys Beware," a 1959 film produced by the police department in Inglewood, Calif. It depicts gay men as child predators who lure young men into "intimate relationships" by offering rides, money, fishing trips and pornography

The former State Attorney Richard Gerstein, during that time, said that he was seeking to have the film shown to warn teenage boys against the advances of strangers. It was later shown to every Dade County high school after high demand from the Metro Sheriff's office.

"What Jimmy didn’t know was that Ralph was sick. A sickness that was not visible like smallpox, but no less dangerous and contagious. A sickness of the mind," the film’s narrator explains. "You see, Ralph was a homosexual, a person who demands an intimate relationship with members of their own sex."

At present, the film received several thousands of like in YouTube and are being downloaded by several countries for integration in school curriculum. Plans are also underway to update the film through a rebooted version.

Check it out below and spread the word around: