A question for all you Dads and Moms out there. How far did your kids walk to and from school, or how far do they walk now? Do you let your kids walk home? Do you drive them to school?
I live in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada and I was talking to a workmate of mine who has an 11-year old daughter. He lives directly across the street from his daughter’s school and was rushing home the other day because he was late to pick her up. He or his wife picks up the daughter every day and escorts her home.
I don’t have any kids, so it started me wondering how protective I would be. In the Vancouver Metro area, I can think of 2-3 stranger abductions of children that have happened over the last 20 years. They happen so rarely around here.
What are your thoughts on the safety of children walking to and from school, and whether it is reckless to let them walk home.