A popular youtuber shares her story about how she was kidnapped as a child by her father who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. What her story shows is that kidnappers may not always be the stereotypical person that you may think of. This is something that is also demonstrated in my novel, "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher, because the person who kidnapped the main character Gemma, had blue eyes, which we usually don't associate with a villain, and he was also very handsome. Due to divorces and issues between a mother and father, a child is likely to be kidnapped by one of their parents. Another thing that is shown in the video is how the action made by her father has changed so much of her life. Due to the fact that she had to change her name to protect herself and is still having mail sent to her by this man. Kidnapping may have caused her to have trust issues and since this man wanted to "take her to heaven" this haunts her to this day. This young woman's story about being taken by her father who wanted to take her to heaven with him shows the harsh reality that not all of those kidnapped are returned home because of the actions taken by the person who kidnapped them. If the child is returned they have to live with that memory and constant fear of being taken away from everything that they know and love.
As a result of a negotiation between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Governmen, more than 82 Chibok schoolgirls were released in Nigeria. These girls were taken away from their homes for about three years, however not all of the 276 that were kidnapped have been returned. Due to this kidnapping many protests have arouse and due to modern day technology people were able to take a stand a fight for these girls to come back home to their families. This video shows some of the happiness between the girls and their families during their reunion. The reporter discusses the fact that these girls are extremely thin after their arrival which shows that most of the time when a person is kidnapped they undergo suffering because of the things that the person that captured them has done.
In western Kabul, two lecturers, an American and an Australian, at the the American University of Afghanistan were kidnapped by two men where one armed man stopped the vehicle and the other broke into the car that the two lecturers were driving in. In Afghanistan the threat of kidnapping has increased over year causing people to fear the possibility of them being kidnapped due to this fear diplomats do not even want to travel by road to go even three miles to get to their destination so instead they travel by helicopter or plane. Since foreigners are the main ones being targeted so many people avoid traveling to Afghanistan for their own safety. Kidnapping in Afghanistan has evolved in a way to where people have become numb and familiar to the idea. I believe that the Afghans have realized that there isn't much you can do to truly stop someone from attempting to kidnap another person so the only solution that they can control is for them to stay alert This video best answers the question of how has the issue of kidnapping evolved over the years through the social lens because it shows talks about the increase of kidnapping over the years and due to the serious threat of kidnapping people has be advised not to Afghanistan. This video also talks about the fear that many people have, especially diplomats, about traveling through this country.