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Neighbors freak-out over mom letting her 8-year-old walk the dog. Are our kids really in danger?

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn and Stu Burguiere discussed the story of an Illinois mom who was investigated for letting 8-year-old walk dog around the block. Read more on this story here

An anonymous caller contacted police after seeing the girl walking her dog around the neighborhood in Wilmette, Illinois — an area that has 59 percent lower crime rate than the national average, said Glenn.

Glenn and Stu swapped stories of their “earliest memories of doing something [independent] as a kid,” and then addressed the common misconception that America is far less safe today than it was in the 1980s or '90s.

“Now people have this view that things are so dangerous. No, they’re not,” Glenn said.

“Much less dangerous,” Stu said. “I think of this all the time when I see a school shooting or something like that, these terrible things that go on, and I think, ‘Oh my God, my kids are in school and they’re in danger.’ It’s an honest and instant parental reaction when something like that happens.”

“However, when I went to high school, I was ... four times more likely to be shot in school than my kids are today. Four times as likely!” he added.

“I think the problem is with social media,” Glenn said. “We’re seeing all of these things from all over the country and so they just feel like they’re here.”

Catch the rest of the conversation in the video clip above.

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