http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/06/raising_free-range_kids.html Agree, disagree - I dunno. My generation was the last to "go out and play" - literally, as my little sister didn't have that, growing up. I think sometimes that the big cultural shift between my generation (mid-twenties and older) and the younger one (teens, college kids) has a lot to do with this. It's not the advent of technology, not 100% at least - I had a computer, instant messaging, etc. Sometimes I wonder if it's the fact that those kids never got set loose on a neighborhood. So yeah, no rights or wrongs here, just thinking material.