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5th Apr '17 4:23:03 PM MagBas
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* All the sprogs in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels. It's set in a CloseKnitCommunity, so there's always safety and rescue within call – sometimes too much so for the kids, who know they CantGetAwayWithNuthin without having their parents told … or, worse, having the Duke told (he lectures), the Rector told (he makes them feel ashamed with one look), or, worst, having Old Miss Hart at the sweet shop told (she'll ban you for a week).
5th Apr '17 4:12:55 PM MagBas
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* Most every character in ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'', despite a prominent adult presence. Though most of the time, they ''are'' implied to have been sent on errands by their parents, or walking back and forth between home and school.
2nd Apr '17 3:07:54 PM MagBas
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* Appears quite often in ''Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy'', with shows Witzy, who is pretty much a toddler, roaming around outside his house without adult supervision.
2nd Apr '17 3:04:47 PM MagBas
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* In ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' Rin and Kouki are two six year olds who are allowed to walk to and from school on their own together.
2nd Apr '17 9:32:10 AM MagBas
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* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' your children can wandering about the valley (mostly to and from Vesta's ranch) from the time they're a ''toddler'' (though it rarely happens at that age). This can be justified being that the valley is quite small, there's really nowhere to go, and everyone knows each other.
2nd Apr '17 8:36:07 AM MagBas
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* Japanese society [[https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2015/09/why-are-little-kids-in-japan-so-independent/407590/ encourages]] child independence from a young age, with children as young as seven riding the train to school by themselves. There's even a popular, long-running (27 years!) television show where kids as young as ''three and four'' are secretly filmed running their first errands for their parents. This is rather justified by Japan's incredibly low crime rate, and the cultural assumption that a child can safely ask any adult for help.
31st Mar '17 12:22:30 PM TheFuzzinator
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* Japanese society [[https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2015/09/why-are-little-kids-in-japan-so-independent/407590/ encourages]] child independence from a young age, with children as young as seven riding the train to school by themselves. There's even a popular, long-running (27 years!) television show where kids as young as ''three and four'' are secretly filmed running their first errands for their parents. This is rather justified by Japan's incredibly low crime rate, and the cultural assumption that a child can safely ask any adult for help.
30th Mar '17 7:59:26 PM Katsuhagi
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Compare MinorLivingAlone for one of the more notable examples of this trope at work.
26th Feb '17 7:13:51 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy'', show star Arty often travels into ''outer space'' and other planets accompanied by nobody but his small shapeshifting blob friend Epiphany.
21st Feb '17 10:08:43 PM BoukenDutch
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* ''Literature/BatPat'': in both the books and the animated adaption, the parents of the 3 main protagonists don’t seem too concerned about their kids going out in the night or traveling all over town on their own.
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