Back when I was a kid, we didn’t have to worry much about perverts sexually assaulting us, or even trying. Most of us had daddies who were combat veterans fresh off the battlefields of WWII, were toughened and armed, which really wasn’t necessary since they could kill with their bare hands. Any likely attackers were honestly afraid of the daddies; and there were fewer lowlifes like that then, as well as fewer avenues of visual perversion - illegals were non-existent.
I'm from the same era. Yet, there were two dangerous people in our lovely middle-class suburb. One was a hermit who lived in the woods; the other was an adopted teenage girl who may have herself been a victim. Word got out fast to avoid going near either one.
Once the Good Humor man fondled one of the 12-year-old girls at the school bus stop, in front of several other kids. She kicked him with her sturdy oxford shoes directly between his butt cheeks, whereupon he fainted from pain. LOL!! Seems he had just had hemorrhoid surgery. The moron.
I have to disagree with you. I believe this was going on back then too. Chidren hid it more back then. Also, children were not educated on this subject. Actually, the subject was not discussed. Things were more ‘secret’. Perverts were better at getting away with it back then and they certainly do not have to be illegal immigrants. They were prestigious attorneys, pastors, next door neighbor who everyone loved, etc. It stings even worse when they are illegal immigrants, because they shouldn’t be here to begin with.
Like your Bible reference. Mine, Proverbs 9;10.