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originally posted by: phinubian
a reply to: gladtobehere
Most localities in America have rules on parental supervision with ages and everything, the thing is they are rarely enforced and most parents have zero clue that they could be breaking the law, most places put the bar at around 11 or 12 when kids can actually be out for extended periods in public without supervision, the problem has nothing to do with harassing parents, it really is putting personal responsibility upon the adults of very young children , not making it the communities liability if something were to happen to that child.
If there is an ordinance spelling out what this parent did as being either neglectful or criminal then here we go again, ignorance of the law is no excuse, In my own opinion look at the stats, kids get snatched up or abducted way too often, a 7 year old has no business out by themselves with no parent to look out for their welfare, just that simple, it's always ok until you see those people on the news when something bad happens to their tot, these people are all bent out of shape wondering how or why something could have happened, the reason is they were not doing everything they could to look out for their child's welfare.
Most sexual abuse offenders are acquainted with their victims; approximately 30% are relatives of the child, most often brothers, fathers, uncles or cousins; around 60% are other acquaintances, such as "friends" of the family, babysitters, or neighbours; strangers are the offenders in approximately 10% of child sexual abuse cases.
originally posted by: crazyeddie68
a reply to: gladtobehereIMHO...7 is too young to walk that far.No way I would allow my daughter to do that...she is 8.
SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --
A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after he became trapped in a hot car in Sylmar, police said.
Police say the boy was in a yard and then climbed into an unlocked car. Details on how long the child was in the hot car alone were not immediately available.
Police say his father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive.
"At the very least, this is obviously a very tragic accident and it highlights the importance again of not taking for granted where your kids are and what they might be doing," Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said.
No arrests have been made.
originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: gladtobehere
Um... I was riding my bike miles away from home at that age. All over the neighborhood, visiting Out-of-town country friends, or out in the woods, swimming and fishing; often by myself. We don't allow our children to develop autonomy and confidence these days. We just scare the piss out of them and lock em inside. Then we complain because they are getting fat and accuse parents of neglect there too. Such a screwed up culture and system.