Parents tend to get paranoid when it comes to letting their kids out, but researchers from UBC believe they should ease up.

Dr. Mariana Brussoni says people are constantly getting amber alerts and news items on their phone and start to believe kids are getting kidnapped in their community.

She notes that’s not the case and stats show there’s a 1 in 14 million chance that you will be kidnapped by a stranger.

Dr. Brussoni says people tend to think that their kids are a lot less capable than they are, and usually that’s not the case.