Originally Posted by SHiNiGaMiSHiNoBi545
I think it's both the one who's kidnapped and the kidnapper at fault. Of course, everyone knows why it's the kidnapper's fault, but the one who's being kidnapped should know responsibility and when a stranger approaches him/her they should scream 'help' as loud as they can...at least that's what my parents taught me. So, this brings me to the point that it's not just the kidnappee's fault, it's also his/her parent's/s' fault/s (if they're under the age of 17). The parents should've taught their kids what to do when a stranger approaches.
Anyways, other than this, I hope your cousin will be found soon, shiek.
Ya well nowdays, even if people yell help or activate one of their handheld alarms, people nearby if they even hear it, won't usually go out. Why? Because either they're scared that they themselves might get harmed in the process, or they're too lazy. Trust me, not everyone will help a person who is in need of it. And besides, usually kidnappings are usually planned events. Which means the kidnapper would try to stun the victim furtively. So the victim would have no chance to scream or anything. And if you were kidnapped and had a gun to your head, would you rather listen to the kidnapper and follow their instructions on how to be quiet, or would you rather retaliate there and now. A child can't do much against adults. And usually they are armed. My suggestion as kidnapping prevention is to avoid walking in dark, and narrow and quiet places. Usually after dark. Also you should have a cell phone at all times. You might be able to be rescued later. But most of all, if you see any suspicious person, then your first initial reaction is to run. Don't even look back or think it's impolite or looks stupid. Just if you think you're in danger, run. And run towards where people are and you'll be safe. Have hope. Kidnappers along with rapists are one of the most vilest kinds of criminals and they are even frowned upon by murderers and robbers. They won't get off lightly if caught. I'll pray for her.