Will the Madeleine McCann tragedy change what childhood’s like in the country?

More stories in the weekend papers about Madeleine McCann have deepened concerns among parents across rural Britain about the risks of letting children out unsupervised.

Do you think this is a case of taking sensible precautions or are we unnecessarily curtailing their freedoms and denying country kids an important part of their childhood?

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