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Halloween Blindness

. The author of this post, Sandy Rozek, is communications director for Reform Sex Offender Laws, an organization that advocates for legislation based on facts and research, and for policies that support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of law abiding, former sex offenders into society. An open letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and DOCCS […]

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Track or Treat! This Halloween, Treat Your Kid Like a Felon!

. Halloween is the ultimate Free-Range holiday — the one day of the year kids are  encouraged to go out in the world, on their own, and make things happen. They: *Dress up like adults (or at least not like the kids they are) *Take to the streets *Interact with strangers. Repeatedly! *Work and get […]

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You're going to walk across campus without a virtual bodyguard? Mwa ha ha ha! GREAT!

An App That Lets Friends “Virtually” Walk You Home

.“ A new app lets folks walking home alert their friends and family until someone among them agrees to “virtually” walk the app-activator home. Somehow this is supposed to make the walker feel safer, because if they drop their phone, or start running from a bee, or veer off course because they smell french fries, […]

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If Only She’d Trusted Her Son to Make His Own Way Home

. Weirdly, this is almost the exact plot of the Tim Allen/Last Man Statnding episode I discuss in the post below this one! Dear Free-Range Kids: I hope this isn’t completely off topic but I have a story from yesterday.  So we started letting my 8 year old walk home this year from school.  He […]

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