After painstakingly planning a trip to Europe for my family (me, my husband, and our 7 year old son) that includes England, France, and Italy, I was dismayed to read that pickpocketing is apparently RAMPANT there now, particularly in Italy. So unlike how it was when I was last there (LONG ago, just out of college) and pickpocketing was something to be aware of but not much more than a minor concern! Sad, actually. But anyway, my husband and I are going to take all the precautions --PacSafe backpack for him and purse for me, luggage locks, money belts, a personal alarm, copies of everything with a friend, etc --plus we have read up on all the "tactics", but I am still particularly concerned about the train stations. What is the best course of action when you are changing trains and have to wait a while for the next one? Wait on the outgoing train's platform? Try to find a cafe to "hide" in? I am particularly concerned about keeping my son safe and not allowing anyone to even entertain the thought that they can use him as a distraction or even get close to him! We have a 40 minute wait at the Milan train station, and I guess that's pickpocket central! Any advice appreciated.