Last login: Monday, November 1, 2010
I've wondered about this also and it may not just be parents being overprotective. In the area I live, I see uniformed adults near schools with a hand-held stop sign to assist kids getting across a street that has a stoplight and crosswalk and is clearly marked for motorists to be more careful and drive slower. In my youth it was as you said; I'd go outside and explore the streets, canyons and storm drains in the area with my friends or on my own and walk or ride my bike to school. I think people have become more isolated over the years with the advent of TV and home computers. We don't get involved in our neighborhoods, or know our neighbors very well, so we probably will let our imagination run riot when we hear these stories of child predators. Those stories weren't in the news when I was a kid and the isolation was only starting to take root.
November 1, 2010 at 5:09 p.m.
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