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Maybe I should go live in New Zealand, because here in Belgium I wouldn't let a 5 year old take public transport alone, even if it would be a known route. Actually, these days I have never seen one do it. In my eyes, the parents would be extremely irresponsible. And, seriously, I wouldn't let them do it in New Zealand either... [[User:Akubra|Akubra]] 15:33, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)
 
Maybe I should go live in New Zealand, because here in Belgium I wouldn't let a 5 year old take public transport alone, even if it would be a known route. Actually, these days I have never seen one do it. In my eyes, the parents would be extremely irresponsible. And, seriously, I wouldn't let them do it in New Zealand either... [[User:Akubra|Akubra]] 15:33, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)
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:I violently concur.  I don't think it's safe anywhere in the world, though in places which still live in denial about child abuse (like the U.S. thirty years ago), I'm sure it still happens. -- [[User:Cjensen|Colin]] 15:55, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)

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Err, I know this is just a start, but this is making me think of Wikitravel:Slippery slopes . We really want to avoid lists, can this be turned into more of an article? Maybe some intro text on the issue, and then sections for different types of family travel issues? We need to better define the whole Travel topics area, but this might be a good test case...Majnoona


Re: Although a 5 year old child may be able to travel across town, to and from school, on a bus or commuter train, such short routine trips are relatively low risk, with the child's absence or non-arrival at their destination likely to be noticed promptly.

Maybe I should go live in New Zealand, because here in Belgium I wouldn't let a 5 year old take public transport alone, even if it would be a known route. Actually, these days I have never seen one do it. In my eyes, the parents would be extremely irresponsible. And, seriously, I wouldn't let them do it in New Zealand either... Akubra 15:33, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)

I violently concur. I don't think it's safe anywhere in the world, though in places which still live in denial about child abuse (like the U.S. thirty years ago), I'm sure it still happens. -- Colin 15:55, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)

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