Ben Tanzer, a spokesman for Prevent Child Abuse America, is ambivalent about the approach. It's hard to argue with any policy that could protect kids, Tanzer said, but the no-adults policy could contribute to a needless and unhealthy fear of strangers.
"Children are mostly abused by family and friends, not by strangers,'' Tanzer said. "We want kids to be safe . . . but there is a much larger dialogue that needs to take place between adults and their children.'"