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When a match is found, the program then commands playing of one of a range of scaring responses pre-determined as effective.
It's obvious that scaring kids straight isn't working.
She also read a transcript of Stossel's 1994 special, "Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?
Take the Hillman family of Canyon Country, who have been scaring the community for the past 10 years.
The history of missing children as a public issue is marked by inflated figures, often promulgated by organizations with an interest in scaring the public.
Casper lives with the Ghostly Trio, an incorrigible group of ghosts who thrive on scaring people.
Also, they may believe that if they prevented direct mortality by scaring the birds away, there will be no .