Children More Vulnerable Than Adults

We adults protect ourselves with laws, police, workplace regulations and social norms and there is no conceivable reason why children should be left more vulnerable, other that laziness or callousness in considering what life is like from their point of view.

~ Steven Pinker (1954-09-18 age:63) The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

I think the problem is most adults can’t remember what hell it was to deal with bullies as a child. They look at the 1.22 metres (4 ft) bully and can’t see how he could possibly be a serious threat to anyone. Yet to a 91.44 cm (3 ft) child he is 1/3 taller e.g. the equivalent of 2.44 metres (8 ft) tall to an adult.