Two children were hit by a car walking home alone last week. They were 7 and 9. They remain in stable but critical condition. This brings me to this question. What age to you think is a proper safe age for children to walk home alone?
Hell I was walking home from school at that young of an age. We lived a mile from our school and I always had to walk home.
Now that I am a mother, I would want to put together a car pools with other moms to avoid such young children walking home alone. Even if you lived a block away, something still can happen in that small distance. I wouldn't want my children being home alone till they are 12 and that's depending on their maturity. I can never imagine letting my children walk home at that age.
Answer by leksismommy at 7:19 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by older at 7:11 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:14 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by miritrose at 7:10 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
In my town over this winter an 11 year old was run down on accident while waiting for the school bus. I always thought in the 5th or 6th grade since their school is just a couple of blocks from our house. Now I think not. People drive too foolishly anyways so I've decided that it will be when they have the realization that it is NOT cool to walk down the middle of the road and when they understand that THEY have to be the ones to pay attention to the cars coming and going. Whatever age that is, that's when they'll walk to school.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by alisha2104 at 7:14 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by missanc at 7:56 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by myree85 at 8:01 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
My decision was based on a combination of many factors. Their age, maturity level, route to school, distance and the number of neighbourhood children walking together.
Answer by beeky at 10:00 PM on Feb. 9, 2011