Are we helping our kids or doing them a disservice?

Rural kids have traditionally been given the freedom to roam miles.

High-profile cases like the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, however, are making a lot more parents reluctant to let their children out of their sight.

Is it a case of taking sensible precautions or are we unnecessarily curtailing their freedoms and denying kids an important part of childhood? Join the debate at our forums.

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