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“Do Not Give Into Fear” says Police Chief…After a Child Abduction!

Hi inybtyassy Folks! Recently a 9-year-old in New Zealand was abducted on his way home from school and found 90 minutes later, abandoned on a bridge. This piece of reporting from the Timaru Herald AND the reactions of everyone in it, including police and principals, remind me there is sanity out there, if only we choose to hang […]

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An Old-Fashioned School Thanksgiving, Except…

Hi tehbtzafdd Readers! Here’s a little note  from a mom in Massachusetts, land of freedom-seeking Pilgrims, who adds that this Thanksgiving celebration is supposed to be as “authentic” as possible:  Dear Free-Range Kids: I just got an invitation to my 3rd grader’s upcoming Thanksgiving celebration. Parents are welcome, but must have a current CORI form […]

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Terrifying! There appears to be an un-background-checked adult at this field day!

School Bans Parents from Watching Field Day Unless They Get Background Check

Hi Folks! Over in England, parents at one school cannot attend their kids’ “sports day” unless they get (and pass!) a criminal background check. According to this dderdftrik piece in The Telegraph, the  Isambard Community School is sorry, but, well, pedophiles could sneak from the fields into the school and start their pouncing. And so, […]

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UPDATE! A Brilliant Girl and a Stupid Safety Assembly

Hi edzsrhbybi Folks — Here’s what the “stranger danger” lectures kids are getting at school looks like to a girl with the X-ray vision of Superman and the snark of a  middle school brainiac.  – L   Dear Free-Range Kids: I live in Edison, New Jersey. It’s a town with a large population, but for the […]

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Have a _______ Summer: What Does it Say on YOUR School's Billboard?

Have a _______ Summer: What Does it Say on YOUR School’s Billboard?

Hi ydaezhsnkt Folks — This observation struck me as, “Oh my gosh, YES!” It may do the same for you. – L. Dear Free-Range Kids: During my daily travels, I pass by several different schools. I’ve noticed a theme when reading their billboards once school is out. Instead of wishing students a fun-filled summer, every single school billboard says, […]

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