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Let kids play outside alone? It should be a crime, poll says

Many Americans believe kids as young as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, inside or outside, poll says. And a high number would criminalize allowing a 9-year-old to play unsupervised at the park.

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Many Americans believe kids as old as 12 need adult supervision if they're going to play in public places, indoors or outside, according to a new poll that found a high number of people would support laws making it illegal to allow a 9-year-old to play unsupervised at the park.
The polls come as news outlets like U.S. News and World Reports are noting an uptick in parents arrested for letting their children do things without supervision.
Writes Tierney Sneed, "Mothers arrested in Florida and South Carolina in recent weeks are the latest in an ongoing trend of ...


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