A survey asked 1000 parents if they allowed their kids to do 5 things that they did as kids and her are the results! This survey was based on the age of 10.
53% of parents said that they stayed home alone for an hour or two when they were 10- but only 36% of those parents saids its ok to leave their kids home alone.
Walk or bike to school
68% of parents said that they used to walk or ride their bikes to school-but only 43% of those parents let their kids do it today.
Play at the park on their own
51% of parents said they did it as a kid- But on 26% of parents said that they would allow their 10 year old to play with friends alone at the park
Play in the yard alone
91% of parents use to play outside their house- 78% of parents says that ok for their kids today
Trick or treating
44% of parents used to go out with friends unsupervised at Halloween verses today’s kids. Only 24% of kids are allowed today…
The survey also found that only 60% of kids like to play outside these days with only 1 out of 10 says its their favourite pastime activity! The #1 activity that kids enjoy today- Video games!