Main Free Range Children Discussion

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08:28:58 AM Jan 24th 2011
edited by Cagliostro
"Naturally this being mainly American trope, in many other countries, even the first world ones (like Japan and Germany), this isn't even a trope that's a fact of life. Kids in this countries are generally allowed much more freedom, and parents tend to worry much less about various dangers even if there is more danger to them in US. "

... say what now? Speaking as a german - there are not many free-roaming second-graders out here. Got myself in serious trouble, when I went to the nearest town alone at the age of ten. Additionally, we surely have our own share of pedo hunts on this side of the pond. There is a cheesy tv-show, initiated by the wife of the secretary of defense, called "Innocence in Danger" ... exactly what it says on the tin.
01:45:31 PM Mar 12th 2011
And if this is true about Japan then why are there so many anime examples?
04:23:16 PM Mar 12th 2011
edited by MagBas
...hmm...i guess the inspiration to this bit in the description were the real life examples in this page. Really, considering Free-Range Children is one Acceptable Break from Reality, if this is true, the japanese examples must be removed.
04:29:30 AM Mar 18th 2010
The picture is Enid Blyton's Famous Five, am I right?