I wish I could help you out on that! I know how you feel! The same thing happened to me a week ago.. although it was not with kids, but GROWN adults! My boyfriend came home from work saying a co-worker told him that bulldogs are vicious and he's seen one "snarl" at a kid before. So he thinks they should be put down. That upset me to hear because I have never met a bulldog that has been vicious to small children. My sister just had a newborn and Tank is very gentle with him. Our neighbors have grandchildren that come over and he LOVES them! So I know what you mean by being upset about that. It angers me that people can just assume a dog is a certain way when they have never interacted with the breed or owned one. I hope this kid that's telling your son this gets a little more educated on the breed by his parents!