Some of you have accused me of fear mongering. My friends, the only difference between fear mongering and giving a warning exists in the eyes of the listener.
It is not fear mongering to suggest you educate yourself
If you want to stay in denial, then you see it as fear mongering. On the other hand, if you are a realist and are willing to listen to people who know, you will be grateful for the warning. Then perhaps you will take whatever action you feel appropriate for your family.
I would suggest that your first step should be educating your family and yourself. You see, I lived for some 15 years within the element of which I speak. As a result, I have been attacked with bear spray. Also, I fended off a stabbing. Accordingly, I have an inside perspective that can only be gained by experience.