[FoRK] ...as opposed to Feedlot Kids?

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sat Apr 25 09:46:29 PDT 2009


Dave Long wrote:
>> A year ago, a woman was excoriated as "America's Worst Mom" because she
>> let her 9-year-old son ride home on the NY subway.
>
> Swiss kids are expected to be able to get back and forth to school on 
> their own (including using transit) from about 7.  Younger than that, 
> they wear special reflective vest things and tend to be accompanied if 
> they're commuting, but at that age they're old enough to get to where 
> they need to be in normal clothes just like everyone else.

In Tokyo, the kids hopping on the subway on their way home from school 
seemed fairly young, 11 at the most.  All in uniforms.

Oddly, I mostly remember school girls, not school boys.  Perhaps they 
were shopping after school or something.

sdw
>
> -Dave



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