We try our level best to teach our children about “good touch/bad touch“. Then we have a vacation planned to some amusement park or a visit to Grandma’s house–oh, but wait.
“Honey, a complete stranger is going to make you stand with your legs spread while they rub their hands all over your chest, back, private parts (just a little, though!) and even lift your shirt up a bit, mmkay?”
You have GOT to be kidding me. I’m looking for more info on this creepiness. What on earth could have triggered this pat-down? I’m unclear about the mention of a “drug test” in this video, as well (which is from Natalie Oturovich, and was uploaded to YouTube April 9, 2011).
This is either a severe violation of the rights of children by the TSA or a hoax by some attention-seeking, overzealous parents. That latter seems rather improbable, as there are TSA Agents in the video. By the way, according to the TSA.gov website, children are to be given a “modified pat-down“…I saw no definition as to what defined a “modified pat-down”, though. We would assume it means “less intrusive“; perhaps it means “more thorough“?
I really look forward to reading your feelings on this video. I know that when my children were that age, I would have flipped right OUT watching a stranger damn-near molest at the airport.