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22nd Jul '17 4:49:34 AM MagBas
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* In AlisaSelezneva books, the heroine is this. Apparently by the 22nd century children got some freedom back (or at least Alisa did). Except this is a Russian series, and in Russia the kids have never actually ''lost'' that freedom the trope is in full force in RealLife there even now.
** [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober The]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo great]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia upheavals]] aside, for much of the 10th and early 21st centuries the 10-12 y.o. kids in Russia were and still are fully expected to at least get themselves home from the school, eat their lunch, do their homework and generally watch after themselves without close adult supervision, so the books just describe the usual situation doubly so because both of Alisa's parents are busy professionals (her mom is a famous architect virtually always off overseeing yet another project of hers, and her dad is an equally respected zoologist also constantly off on an expedition). Though while a relatively normal for a Soviet family where both parents were usually working, this has little justification on [[RuleOfCool letting early-teen kids fight]] SpacePirates.

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* In AlisaSelezneva books, the heroine is this. Apparently by the 22nd century children got some freedom back (or at least Alisa did). Except this is a Russian series, and in Russia the kids have never actually ''lost'' that freedom the trope is in full force in RealLife there even now.
** [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober The]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo great]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia upheavals]] aside, for much of the 10th and early 21st centuries the 10-12 y.o. kids in Russia were and still are fully expected to at least get themselves home from the school, eat their lunch, do their homework and generally watch after themselves without close adult supervision, so the books just describe the usual situation doubly so because both of Alisa's parents are busy professionals (her mom is a famous architect virtually always off overseeing yet another project of hers, and her dad is an equally respected zoologist also constantly off on an expedition). Though while a relatively normal for a Soviet family where both parents were usually working, this has little justification on [[RuleOfCool letting early-teen kids fight]] SpacePirates.



* This trope for the most parts is limited to the US, and, to a much lesser degree, few of the most developed nations in the world. Elsewhere (even in such perceptedly "advanced" country as Japan, for example) this is not as much a fiction trope, as it is a normal way of life. Not to mention in the developing word, where both parents often are breaking their backs just to put food on a table, and have neither time, nor resources for the eagle-like vigilance over their kids.
22nd Jul '17 2:47:27 AM Khathi
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* In Creator/AlisaSelezneva books, the heroine is this. Apparently by the 22nd century children got some freedom back (or at least Alisa did).

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* In Creator/AlisaSelezneva AlisaSelezneva books, the heroine is this. Apparently by the 22nd century children got some freedom back (or at least Alisa did). Except this is a Russian series, and in Russia the kids have never actually ''lost'' that freedom the trope is in full force in RealLife there even now.
** [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober The]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo great]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia upheavals]] aside, for much of the 10th and early 21st centuries the 10-12 y.o. kids in Russia were and still are fully expected to at least get themselves home from the school, eat their lunch, do their homework and generally watch after themselves without close adult supervision, so the books just describe the usual situation doubly so because both of Alisa's parents are busy professionals (her mom is a famous architect virtually always off overseeing yet another project of hers, and her dad is an equally respected zoologist also constantly off on an expedition). Though while a relatively normal for a Soviet family where both parents were usually working, this has little justification on [[RuleOfCool letting early-teen kids fight]] SpacePirates.


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* This trope for the most parts is limited to the US, and, to a much lesser degree, few of the most developed nations in the world. Elsewhere (even in such perceptedly "advanced" country as Japan, for example) this is not as much a fiction trope, as it is a normal way of life. Not to mention in the developing word, where both parents often are breaking their backs just to put food on a table, and have neither time, nor resources for the eagle-like vigilance over their kids.
8th Jun '17 1:05:22 PM darkemyst
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* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] being essentially unsupervised while he is not at school allows him to follow Batman around on his bicycle when he is concerned that the Dark Knight has become reckless. His parents' [[ParentalNeglect constant absences]] are what gave him the time to occasionally follow Batman and Robin around on patrols when he was younger as well, in [[WretchedHive Gotham]].
28th May '17 10:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's OctoberDaye novel ''Ashes of Honor'', a human child had to live quite close to the school, since she walks, which surprises a young fae. On the other hand, the police only treat her as missing after 48 hours, which causes Toby to think on how they would never wait that long.

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* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's OctoberDaye Literature/OctoberDaye novel ''Ashes of Honor'', a human child had to live quite close to the school, since she walks, which surprises a young fae. On the other hand, the police only treat her as missing after 48 hours, which causes Toby to think on how they would never wait that long.
7th May '17 8:57:34 PM Campyone
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* Flora in ''Webcomic/ForestHill'' was raised in a hippy community and could do whatever she felt like doing [[spoiler: including never having to wear any clothes ]].
6th May '17 11:11:47 AM MagBas
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults. Partially justified in that the characters in this side series are ''Pokemon themselves'', and thus reasonably able to defend themselves, and only experienced explorers are allowed into more dangerous dungeons... although "experienced explorers" can still include kids.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults. Partially justified in that the characters in this side series are ''Pokemon themselves'', and thus reasonably able to defend themselves, and only experienced explorers are allowed into more dangerous dungeons... although "experienced explorers" can still include kids.
6th May '17 11:00:46 AM LordOfTheSword
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults. Partially justified in that the characters in this side series are ''Pokemon themselves'', and thus reasonably able to defend themselves, and only trained explorers are allowed into more dangerous dungeons... although ''trained explorers'' can still include kids.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults. Partially justified in that the characters in this side series are ''Pokemon themselves'', and thus reasonably able to defend themselves, and only trained experienced explorers are allowed into more dangerous dungeons... although ''trained explorers'' "experienced explorers" can still include kids.
6th May '17 10:59:54 AM LordOfTheSword
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' is no better then the main games. {{Kid Hero}}es and young civilians alike walk around on their own with no adults. Partially justified in that the characters in this side series are ''Pokemon themselves'', and thus reasonably able to defend themselves, and only trained explorers are allowed into more dangerous dungeons... although ''trained explorers'' can still include kids.
6th May '17 10:57:57 AM LordOfTheSword
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** Partially deconstructed in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. It is treated as ''very'' dangerous for the protagonist and their rival to head out into tall grass without any Pokemon. It's only until after the first encounter with the villain team of the game about 10-15 minutes into the game and they get their starter Pokemon that they consider going to ''the town down the road'' by themselves.
1st May '17 2:15:32 PM Lyner
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* FlyingWitch has an interesting exchange in episode 5. 9-year-old Chinatsu spots the cat Chito sneaking out, runs in and shouts to her mother that she's going out for a bit. When asked where she simply says "I don't know but I'm sure it's someplace amazing", and all her mother has to say is "watch for cars", at which point Chinatsu proceeds to follow Chito all around the town. And when she comes home covered in dirt from head to toe, her mother still asks nothing and just tells her to wash the dirt off before coming in.
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