An article in the Guardian caught my eye. But what really struck me was this bizarre comment from one of the mothers:
“Any adults who saw two 12-year-olds getting off a train on their own should have questioned that.”
Really??? The school I joined aged 81/2 was a thirty minute bus ride away or about 25 minutes by train. I was probably the furthest from the school and whilst others joined me as we got closer to the school, my parents expected me to do that journey every day. I would have been appalled if anyone had questioned me, especially by the time I was the mature age of 12. Are today’s children too molly-coddled?