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Comment: Hello. I just heard this urban legend thats been going around
here. It goes that those Mall/Store/ect Santas are most likly pedophiles
wanting pleasure. Im not sure if this is true or not,but it could be on
the site,don't you think?

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My cousin is a Mall santa, and he's not a pedophile. Plus he's so fat that I doubt he could feel anything on his lap-- his belly is so big that the kids have to perch on his knees.
ETA: obviously this does not prove true for all mall santas, but all mall santas are not pedophiles, either.

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Heh. I'm watching Bad Santa as I type this.

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I would not say that all Santas are pedophiles, but if you were a pedophile, being a mall Santa would probably be a very appealing job. There is probably a slightly higher rate of pedophiles in the bunch for that reason.

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A friend of mine from long ago (I know, I know, anectdote <> data!) said his father was a mall santa during the christmas season. He was also a child psychologist. According to said friend, all applications for mall santa are put through thorough background checks, and some psychology degree is preffered. But that's all I know.

Some sites I've found:

http://jobseeker.unicru.com/asp/Advice/AdvOdj001222.asp

Umm, so far just the one. Though a couple job listings I found for mall santas request that the applicants be "naturally bearded"

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A friend of mine worked in a mall in (I think)New Mexico and she said they did background checks on the mall santa applicants.

Then again, when my sister was a teenager, her boyfriend wanted a pic of her with santa, and the mall santa copped a feel. The look on her face in that photo is priceless. I can't believe she didn't throw a fit, but she didn't; she just left without saying a word.

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quote:
Then again, when my sister was a teenager, her boyfriend wanted a pic of her with santa, and the mall santa copped a feel. The look on her face in that photo is priceless. I can't believe she didn't throw a fit, but she didn't; she just left without saying a word.
Anyone else thinking of Father Christmas do not touch me?

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Just because someone turns up a clean background check doesn't mean they aren't a pedophile. All it means is that if they are one, they haven't been caught - or haven't acted on the urges at all.
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quote:
Originally posted by Silken Ray:
Just because someone turns up a clean background check doesn't mean they aren't a pedophile. All it means is that if they are one, they haven't been caught - or haven't acted on the urges at all.

I was under the impression that a pedophile, by definition must have acted on the urges. Otherwise it is just a fantasy, which many people would never act on in actuality.

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Bach_Girl from what I know, a pedophile is defined as an adult who has a sexual attraction for children. They don't have to act upon it, just have the attraction.

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quote:
Originally posted by unklesam's under the boardwalk:
Bach_Girl from what I know, a pedophile is defined as an adult who has a sexual attraction for children. They don't have to act upon it, just have the attraction.

...which of course means a background check is of only limited value. But is a psychology degree really expected? How much checking really goes into seasonal workers who, I'm guessing, aren't paid much (if one is to believe TV and movies--I've never worked as a mall santa, or any other kind of santa--so I have no idea what they make).

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quote:
Originally posted by freshacconci:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by unklesam's under the boardwalk:
[qb] But is a psychology degree really expected?

It would not be required, but it might be a plus for some companies depending on what the job might entail.

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Even if a psych degree is required or preferred, that has nothing to do with whether or not the holder of such a degree is a pedophile. I can not think of any reason why the two would be mutually exclusive.

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quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
Even if a psych degree is required or preferred, that has nothing to do with whether or not the holder of such a degree is a pedophile. I can not think of any reason why the two would be mutually exclusive.

It wasn't implied, Lady Lockout said:
quote:
A friend of mine from long ago (I know, I know, anectdote <> data!) said his father was a mall santa during the christmas season. He was also a child psychologist. According to said friend, all applications for mall santa are put through thorough background checks, and some psychology degree is preffered. But that's all I know.
She never said that psychology degrees were preferred. I guessed as to the why, but no link was implied or suggested.

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quote:
Originally posted by diddy:
quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
Even if a psych degree is required or preferred, that has nothing to do with whether or not the holder of such a degree is a pedophile. I can not think of any reason why the two would be mutually exclusive.

It wasn't implied, Lady Lockout said:
quote:
A friend of mine from long ago (I know, I know, anectdote <> data!) said his father was a mall santa during the christmas season. He was also a child psychologist. According to said friend, all applications for mall santa are put through thorough background checks, and some psychology degree is preffered. But that's all I know.
She never said that psychology degrees were preferred. I guessed as to the why, but no link was implied or suggested.

What? Did you read the quote you posted? It says straight out that "some psychology degree is preferred." That does not directly state the reason, but as it was mentioned in conjunction with background checks in a thread about mall Santas being pedophiles, it does seem to imply that a psychology degree would render a person less likely to be a pedophile.

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quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
quote:
Originally posted by diddy:
quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
Even if a psych degree is required or preferred, that has nothing to do with whether or not the holder of such a degree is a pedophile. I can not think of any reason why the two would be mutually exclusive.

It wasn't implied, Lady Lockout said:
quote:
A friend of mine from long ago (I know, I know, anectdote <> data!) said his father was a mall santa during the christmas season. He was also a child psychologist. According to said friend, all applications for mall santa are put through thorough background checks, and some psychology degree is preffered. But that's all I know.
She never said that psychology degrees were preferred. I guessed as to the why, but no link was implied or suggested.

What? Did you read the quote you posted? It says straight out that "some psychology degree is preferred." That does not directly state the reason, but as it was mentioned in conjunction with background checks in a thread about mall Santas being pedophiles, it does seem to imply that a psychology degree would render a person less likely to be a pedophile.
I read it, I responded with a supposition on why they would ask for it. I assumed it was just an afterthought on mall Santa requirements, not that it had anything to do with pedophilia. It was not even a general requirement about the job elsewhere. We can agree that having a background check reduces the likelihood of hiring a pedophile.

The thread also refers to preference of having their own beard, but nobody's really suggesting that we link pedophiles with people who have naturally Santa like beards.

The only thing that we should be concerned with is if there is an increased risk that mall santas are pedophiles. I think we can say that any job that involves kids are going to draw pedophiles, but the employers of these jobs (and most other jobs where your around kids) are increasingly aware of this and actually perform background checks to confirm their status and they interview them too. Sure, you could get a serial killer that nobody has found, or even a pedophile, but there are resonble efforts that they go through that screens these guys out.

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Many years ago, in my mis-spent youth, I worked taking pictures at the mall of kids with Santa and the Easter bunny. I can tell you that our Santas did not have psychology degrees (one was the manager's 20 year old mechanic boyfriend) and the Easter bunny was usually one of us girls. We did have to make sure that both of Santa's hands were visible in the picture (company rule) and Santa had to wear his white gloves at all times (they show up better in the pictures). As far as I know we didn't employ any pedophiles, but who really knows? I know I learned a lot more about "parent psychology" than "child psychology" from those experiences.

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My cousin is a retired trucker who never got a degree in anything. He makes quite a lovely Santa; the only problem is that his beard gives him a form of diaper rash (he grows his own so the kids can tug on it and see he's real).

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The two malls I shop at during the Xmas season also have a "Mrs. Claus" who works very closely with Santa (at one of the malls, she and Santa share a sofa with the kids.) Until reading this thread, I hadn't thought it was to reassure parents about the man behind the beard, but that may be the reason.
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It's not even universal for security guards to undergo background checks, so I can't imagine it's universal for mall Santas.

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quote:
Originally posted by unklesam's under the boardwalk:
Bach_Girl from what I know, a pedophile is defined as an adult who has a sexual attraction for children. They don't have to act upon it, just have the attraction.

How would anyone know?
Unless someone has had a conviction, I don't think they would disclose it voluntarily.

I can see someone writing down on their Santa job application form.
"I've got paedophile tendencies, but I've never acted on them before"

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quote:
Originally posted by pirateslife:
.....He makes quite a lovely Santa; the only problem is that his beard gives him a form of diaper rash.....

He must have a really long beard!

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I didn't read all the post, and I have no idea how the minds of pedophiles (especially after seeing how stupid they can be time after time on 'nightline', or whatever that show is).

but would a child sitting on their lap in front of a TON of other people (including the parents) really do anything? (and yes I DO understand exibitionism, but would that really count)?

anywho, using something that applies to me, having an attractive female sit on my wife (ETA: LAP! it's supposed to be lap!!! lol, whats wrong with me?) isn't enough to get me 'excited' especially if we're in a packed mall (unless there is more than just 'sitting' going on, which would seem a little hard for others not to notice).

Just my opinion...

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quote:
Originally posted by defrostmode:
I didn't read all the post, and I have no idea how the minds of pedophiles (especially after seeing how stupid they can be time after time on 'nightline', or whatever that show is).

but would a child sitting on their lap in front of a TON of other people (including the parents) really do anything? (and yes I DO understand exibitionism, but would that really count)?

anywho, using something that applies to me, having an attractive female sit on my wife isn't enough to get me 'excited' especially if we're in a packed mall (unless there is more than just 'sitting' going on, which would seem a little hard for others not to notice).

Just my opinion...

Wouldn't a better example be for an attractive female to sit on your own lap, rather than your wife's? And also for it to be comparable imagine that it's illegal for you to be attracted to attractive women, and so you don't get an opportunity for one to be so near you often.

Ick, I just creeped myself out.

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I happen to think that this whole legend is kinda ridiculous. Yes, I'm sure there have been pedophilic Santas, but is it rational to assume that any significant percentage of Santas are pedophiles? This smacks of the "why else would a man want to work so close to children"? suspicion that some parents have of male elementary school teachers.

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um...

That was supposed to be on my LAP.... not on my wife! *ahem*
well that wasn't embarrassing at all...

Well anyways. what I'm trying to say is that I would think they would find a more private way than a packed store to have a child do something that would turn them on (and from the news and everything it would seem they are able to way to often). and I don't think it would turn me on any more or less if it was illegal for me to be attracted to females... and I could still find ways to get my 'holly jollies' in a more private setting with something thats more of a turn on.

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MapleLeaf, I don't think anyone is suggesting that a significant percentage of Santas are pedophiles. What is being discussed is whether is significant percentage of pedophiles would think being mall Santa was a great idea. That is not the same thing. Sort of a flowers and roses distinction.

Defrostmode, I think one attractive woman sitting on your lap is not a perfect analogy; how would you feel about a line of attractive women waiting to sit on your lap?

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I find it hard to believe that a pedophile would seek to have children in their lap, in a crowded mall, with a bunch of people standing around watching and taking pictures.

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exactly what I'm saying Bach_girl

and geminilee, a 'line' of attractive woman lined up outside my bedroom to do things other than 'sit'... without anyone else there sounds like a turn-on... not a line of attractive woman in line to sit on my lap in a packed mall with their family and a TON of other people standing there watching... doesn't sound like a turnon at all (at most an ego-boost!).

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quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
MapleLeaf, I don't think anyone is suggesting that a significant percentage of Santas are pedophiles.

I would agree with you gem if the thread were entitled pedophiles=santas, but my interpret the thread is exactly what maple leaf was saying, that a great deal of mall santas are pedophiles. Heck, even snopes comment says:

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I just heard this urban legend thats been going around here. It goes that those Mall/Store/ect Santas are most likly pedophiles wanting pleasure
Its a bit ridiculous since most pedophiles probably are not going to be so public in an area with a lot of adults where the risk of getting caught is way too great.

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thanks diddy, I'm glad some people can say what I'm trying to say (only in an intelligent fashion)!
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quote:
Originally posted by diddy:
quote:
I just heard this urban legend thats been going around here. It goes that those Mall/Store/ect Santas are most likly pedophiles wanting pleasure
Its a bit ridiculous since most pedophiles probably are not going to be so public in an area with a lot of adults where the risk of getting caught is way too great. [/QB]
Most Pedophiles aren't going to do any sexual acts with children:

Three types of pedophiles:
-Those that get aroused just by talking to children (Which would seem to fit as a Santa Clause.)
-Those that get aroused by talking about sex/ sexual topics with children (There was an incident here last summer of a man on the beach going around offering parents that he'd talk to their children about sex eductation, he wouldn't have assaulted the children.)
-Those that would try do sexual things with children.

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