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  • A whopping 78 per cent of mums and dads polled in a new survey said they would never let children under ten play outside in the street.
     
    Yes. Wording of survey questions have no bearing on results. People will know what you meant.
  • Playing outside in the Sun?

    Poor snowflakes will melt.
  • FTA: A whopping 78 per cent of mums and dads polled in a new survey said they would never let children under ten play outside in the street.

    And over half don't think youngsters are safe online either.


    Playing outside, and playing outside in the street are two different things subtard. Do wish more parents understood the dangers of hanging around online though.
  • There are not many things I detest more than modern parents of young children.
  • Moms and dads, put them outside. The strong ones will survive and be able to take care of you in your old age. A weak kid won't do you any good when you're 75, so cull them now and save a buck or two
  • I understand giving into the peer pressure to keep your kids on lock down at all times. I periodically make my kids go outside. I have neighbors come over and report that my children were riding their bikes in the road. Yes, well circling the front lawn gets awfully boring. On another occasion, a neighbor dropped by because he thought I should know my kids were playing in the narrow strip of woods behind our house. He looked perfectly horrified when I said "Yeah, I gave them a choice between going out to play or scrubbing the toilet."

    I haven't done that in a while and it's time for me to get back on my toes. Yesterday, my kids spent about 10 hours on electronic devices. One spent the entire day playing a single video game. We all love our computerized activities, but geesh, that's not healthy.
  • Nem Wan: We live in the safest, most peaceful time in history.


    This is not a repeat from 1913.
  • What shavs downing cider, kicking in mail boxes and stealing purses from old ladies. innit great.
  • I remember when my parents wouldn't let me play inside.
  • Lunaville: I understand giving into the peer pressure to keep your kids on lock down at all times. I periodically make my kids go outside. I have neighbors come over and report that my children were riding their bikes in the road. Yes, well circling the front lawn gets awfully boring. On another occasion, a neighbor dropped by because he thought I should know my kids were playing in the narrow strip of woods behind our house. He looked perfectly horrified when I said "Yeah, I gave them a choice between going out to play or scrubbing the toilet."

    I haven't done that in a while and it's time for me to get back on my toes. Yesterday, my kids spent about 10 hours on electronic devices. One spent the entire day playing a single video game. We all love our computerized activities, but geesh, that's not healthy.


    I love my games too, but there were times my mother had to practically put out an APB to figure out where my friends and I had wandered off to.
  • This must be where the Morlocks get their start.
  • The comments in the article seem to support what the article claims, sadly. People are idiots. Crime is way down from a couple decades ago. Go read the UCR (uniform crime reports) from the FBI. The sensationalism in media is what makes everyone think crime is all over and higher than ever. If I ever have kids, they damn well will be outside. Might even make them drink hose water.
  • kd8our: What shavs downing cider, kicking in mail boxes and stealing purses from old ladies. innit great.


    Speak English to me, Tony. I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.
  • "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Mark Twain
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    I don't think there is room to print pictures of the million five-year-olds who haven't been abducted and killed by trusted friends of the family this year. Still, it's nice to hear that somebody is thinking of teh children.
  • I grew up outside.
    born in 1960
    raised in Georgia
    we had a creek about 100yds from the house so there was plenty of swimming and fishing.
    rode dirt bikes and played ball.
    had a dog ,a bike,a skateboard and didn't have to be home until after dark.

    way south: I remember when my parents wouldn't let me play inside.


    ain't that the truth.
  • Uhhh, kids under 10 shouldn't play in the street. Hell, unless you live on a quiet cul-de-sac, no one should play in the street. The street is for cars.
  • INeedAName: there were times my mother had to practically put out an APB to figure out where my friends and I had wandered off to.


    My parents didn't have that problem, because they didn't call us.
    They'd call the dogs.

    /Dogs went where we went.
    /we went where the dogs went.
    /German shepherds know where the action is at.
  • Hell,when I was a young-un we didn't have an inside.Yup,we worked and played under the sun,slept and farked under the stars.Least ways that's how I 'member it.
  • BolshyGreatYarblocks: Nem Wan: We live in the safest, most peaceful time in history.

    This is not a repeat from 1913.

    crab66: There are not many things I detest more than modern parents of young children.


    Luckily, I'm not a modern parent:

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  • The shock findings also reveal most people feel less safe than they did ten years ago, even though crime is DOWN.

    Not that sensationalist, fear-mongering media like THE SUN have anything to do with this.
  • Uh, no, I'm not going to let my under-10 year old children play in the street. Especially considering our road is a high traffic road. In our yard, though? Of course. At the playground? Definitely. Let them on a computer? Not yet. Not sure how "playing outside" got equated to "playing in the street". I would hope that no parents were letting their kids play in the street.
  • A childhood without an oppertunity to loose a finger is a childhood wasted.
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