When I was 12 my friends and I used to hop on the city bus and go to the movies or the mall for the day. I won’t even let my kids walk home from the bus stop!
Here’s the thing though, statistically speaking it’s less dangerous for kids now than it was in the 80s and 90s. We just didn’t have the internet and didn’t hear about all the crime. Not that it matters, bad shit still happens. I’m not sure that we are doing our kids any favors by being so over protective, but…
True crime has changed my life tremendously. Though I hate that anyone is hurt or has lost their lives, my life is much more complete with my true crime community.