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Show Of Hands July 7th, 2013 1:01am

Your ten year old daughter wants to ride her bike around the neighborhood with friends. Let her?

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Brianna29 Houston
07/15/13 6:13 pm

I think if she's with friends it is safe, make sure if you live in a bad neighbor hood to teach her to pedal really fast before she gets kidnapped. Jk. But personally I don't ride bikes so I wouldn't know.

skschroen always at school
07/10/13 1:43 pm

Depends on the neighborhood. Mine? Of course

escapist xoxo
07/09/13 11:26 am

If my son is allowed to go then my daughter is allowed to go as well.

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mrcoyote Casa Grande
07/09/13 9:15 am

As long as she wears a helmet and carries something deadly!

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/08/13 9:05 pm

Same as my last answer: 10?! Absolutely not.

cowboy Doors of Perception
07/08/13 10:28 am

I live on a farm, so yes.

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trance742 Ohio
07/07/13 7:42 pm

I said no but it really just does depend on the neighborhood.

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sydwel
07/07/13 3:21 pm

If it's a safe neighborhood and the kids are good kids, then absolutely.

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reader5673
07/07/13 1:48 pm

Current neighborhood - yes. Previous - h*|| no!

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 11:26 am

You know your neighborhood better than we do. Neighborhoods I know will range from absolutely to h-f-no!!!!!!!!!!, so you've got to feel it out for yourself.

jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 11:28 am

Besides - even in an "absolutely" neighborhood, a tragedy can happen. You have to be comfortable with your decision - don't come here looking for a scapegoat in case something goes sideways.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/07/13 10:06 am

Yes. But only after teaching her how to gouge eyes, kick groins, and arming her with a knife, and a will to survive.
Today's world is a scary place. And while I can't bubble wrap my daughter, I can give her the tools that she needs to defend herself.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/07/13 10:07 am

And before anyone jumps on me, I was using knives competently long before 10. She can learn to do so as well.

pinksowner Indiana
07/07/13 3:45 pm

In case you didn't know, about 90% of child abductions occur with someone the child knows. It is very rare for it to be the weird random guy asking for help finding his puppy. Most of the time teaching all that stuff isn't going to help.

tdaddy Kentucky
07/07/13 9:25 am

NWIH!! She may look 15 but she doesn't have the sense of an 8 year old. Not a chance!! :)

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immortalsoul Not Politically Correct
07/07/13 6:40 am

No way, not till she's at least a teenager.

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SugarShaq
07/07/13 5:54 am

Statistically 2000 kids disappear every day. Just a couple of weeks ago a girl was snatched in a Walmart in Jacksonville and killed. Don't be naive. Check the sex register for known offenders close to you. It is shocking.

Jaxsue new Jersey
07/07/13 6:27 am

That was a horrible crime. But the mother put that poor girl in harm's way. The trust she put in a creepy stranger was shocking.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/07/13 10:08 am

Arm your kids people. Knowledge, ability, a will to survive, and a short length of cold steel can go a long ways.

SugarShaq
07/07/13 5:55 am

No, once asking about girls and once about boys

EarlyBird Portland
07/07/13 5:58 am

Yes, the girls one posted 2 times.

tdaddy Kentucky
07/07/13 9:28 am

No biggie. I answer one of them red/blue and I explain myself in the other one.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
07/07/13 2:21 am

Exactly the same for both children: as long as the neighborhood's safe and they keep their phone on them.

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tdaddy Kentucky
07/07/13 9:29 am

Good point. When I was that age they just made sure I had a dime for a phone call.

dogsaver new Jersey
07/07/13 1:54 am

Depends on the area, but if it is safe sure.

camlop San Diego, CA
07/06/13 11:43 pm

TIL sexism has no bounds.

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camlop San Diego, CA
07/06/13 11:44 pm

My apologizes for using the term "TIL". It's a habit I got off of Reddit... it stands for "Today I Learned".

darkwolf7715
07/07/13 9:14 am

when does the narwhale bacon?

koozi47 Texas
07/06/13 11:27 pm

Hellz naw, just go look on a sex offender website and see how many live by you. You'd be shocked...

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rocketqueen
07/06/13 11:09 pm

Same as the other... Depends on the neighborhood and friends she's with

kaysee712
07/06/13 10:34 pm

I put yes but it really depends on the sort of neighborhood we lived in

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arste New York
07/06/13 10:25 pm

Not at ten. I feel like that may be a little too young still. My parents were protective of me until my early teen years.

StubinFried
07/06/13 10:06 pm

If she's got a helmet and will wear the darn thing, sure!

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bnnt Los Angeles
07/06/13 9:48 pm

If she's with a group of kids that's fine. I'd just have her take her cell phone and track her with 'where's my iPhone' every so often.

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thegovernor
07/06/13 9:53 pm

Ten year olds have iPhones now...jeeze

electricelise
07/14/13 6:09 am

There's an app called 'Find my friends' it's made so you can track your kids, family, friends... Etc. I use it with my parents every so often to keep tabs on them.

LilBlondMom
07/06/13 9:35 pm

Yes, but I wouldn't let her go as far as my son.

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Congressman Louisiana
07/06/13 9:40 pm

And why not?

oreos
07/06/13 10:02 pm

That's so sexist!

thegovernor
07/06/13 10:04 pm

Bc a ten year old boy would be stronger than a ten tear old girl and she may not be able to make it back ;)

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/07/13 10:13 am

Because females (generally speaking) are physically weaker than males. Especially at 10 years old.

cduttwolf New York
07/07/13 12:22 pm

When I was a kid my parents probably would have felt better about me going out on my bike than my brother. It definitely depends on your kid, don't be too hasty to judge. I have more fight than he does.

johndoh1000
07/07/13 10:01 pm

That's not sexist. That's just looking out for the one who is statistically weaker than the other.

emmahz
07/12/13 11:45 pm

'That's so sexist!' Tell me why it matters. In this instance, not in life.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/06/13 9:15 pm

my 11 yr old sister rides her bike around... I used to ride my bike around(further than my parents know lol)

Charence East Tennessee
07/06/13 9:13 pm

As long as my 15 year old son can come along. Haha just kidding. Nope I'm not kidding.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/06/13 9:03 pm

Off topic, but I can't help it ... I can't get into the comments section of the "born for a purpose" poll. Whenever I try, the app crashes. I have tried about 4 times, sometimes from the main polls page and sometimes from the results page.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/06/13 9:03 pm

I'll try if on the web version and see what happens.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/06/13 9:14 pm

It worked on the web version. I'm using an iPod touch, latest iOS.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/06/13 9:35 pm

I'm on an iPhone 5 with the latest iOS and it crashes for me too.

lagg
07/06/13 9:36 pm

Ditto, iPhone 5 latest OS

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
07/06/13 9:42 pm

Sounds like a data problem to me ... Ah, poor Tony! :)

TomM
07/06/13 10:52 pm

The issue has been fixed.

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/06/13 9:01 pm

Agreed it depends on the neighborhood (ours would be ok,) the friends & the daughter. @10yrs old, My general rule would be if you can't hear me call 4 you & I can't see you within a min or so, NO. If Yes, then stick this emergency alarm in Ur pocket.

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kellyw The Mississippi Delta
07/06/13 8:59 pm

Of course! Why wouldn't I?

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mcdkm Houston
07/06/13 8:47 pm

I live in a big city. My kids couldn't even go in the front yard alone until they were 16.

isusd5
07/06/13 8:28 pm

My neighborhood is a non-through street with few cars. I can see most of it from my front yard. Out of the neighborhood? Not a chance!

OldLady
07/06/13 8:06 pm

Sure, her best "friend" was a Doberman. If she left on foot or on a bike he went with her. NO one was gonna mess with her

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hapiotter3
07/06/13 7:56 pm

As long as she wears her helmet and stays in the neighborhood she is good. If she is with her older siblings she can go a little further. :)

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violence Pretty hate machine
07/06/13 7:55 pm

After the first month or two of kindergarten (I was 5) I was allowed to walk to the bus stop, which was about two blocks away, by myself. By the time I was six I could ride my bike over to my friend's by myself, which was slightly farther.

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lmurder MDK
07/06/13 7:52 pm

Yet again, depends on the neighborhood and friends.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/06/13 7:42 pm

See the other thread.
Why make a gender difference here?

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tisrun Minnesota
07/06/13 8:04 pm

Parents are often more protective of girls.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/07/13 10:11 am

As they should be. Females are (generally speaking) weaker and more vulnerable to assault than males. Especially at 10 years old.

cduttwolf New York
07/07/13 12:26 pm

Why 10 years old? Odds are they haven't really reached puberty yet lol. When I was 10 I was as strong as any male in my class. Come like 13 I wasn't. If a grown man wants to attack a ten year old, regardless of gender, there's not much they can do.

itsbread Southern California
07/06/13 7:33 pm

She's with friends. And probably has a phone.

JanuaryLove
07/06/13 7:24 pm

My 9 & 11yo daughters are allowed free reign through the neighborhood. They are not allowed beyond our neighborhood, and they must tell me before they leave our yard. Otherwise, they are free to be kids. They've been taught safety & etiquette.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
07/06/13 7:19 pm

I might follow like "walk the dog - oh , hi"

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BluejayV Life is Cinema
07/06/13 7:16 pm

IT'S UTAH. Worst that could happen is that she gets kidnapped and forced to join "Young Women's."

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SugarShaq
07/06/13 7:28 pm

I doubt Elizabeth Smart would agree

BluejayV Life is Cinema
07/06/13 7:31 pm

The one who ruins it for the many.

SammyTheCat Meowville, USA
07/06/13 7:15 pm

I live in a gated neighborhood, so of course as long as she knows to be safe, stay away from cars, etc.

jmw7477 Indiana
07/06/13 7:14 pm

I have the same answer for this as I did for the other. Our neighborhood is safe --especially in a group. But I'd put a boundary on how far she could go.

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redwolf thisisavalidlocation
07/06/13 7:12 pm

Wow, New York said no. Big surprise there.

SugarShaq
07/06/13 7:11 pm

79% yes. Wow. No way I would. And I live in ultra safe burbs.

JanuaryLove
07/06/13 7:25 pm

Ironic, given your user name. :)

SugarShaq
07/06/13 7:36 pm

Agree, sadly ironic isn't it. Time to lock up the perverts and get our liberty back

tcadez Minnesnowta
07/06/13 7:11 pm

Yes. I did. I live in a very small town.

deliala919 hashtag nerdy
07/06/13 7:10 pm

Again, she can ride to the Walmart downtown for all i cared.

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