Next time you see some dude photographing kids in public, consider some of these alternatives to 'AAAAA! PEDOPHILE!' Next time someone you know freaks out on facebook about some creep photographing children at the playground, consider these possibilities.
Maybe he's doing research on how kids play, to design a better and safer play structure.
Maybe he's doing a book on the innocence of youth.
Maybe he's preparing a report for the city on playground usage, to justify increased funding.
Maybe he's actually photographing the moms in yoga pants, and shooting the play structure from time to time as cover.
Maybe he's just messing around with his camera.
Maybe that little girl reminds him of his own daughter who died of brain cancer.
These are pretty much all more likely scenarios than PEDO! Feel free to use them on your freaking-out friends.
If you're feeling brave you could also try out 'So what? Are we now thought police?' but you may want to buckle in for backlash if you try that one out.