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Old 27.07.2015, 21:01
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A Tragic Story - But What Were His Parents Thinking!

A 7 year old boy has lost his life slipping into a vertical pipe on a construction site.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-s...shire-33672499

But really - he was playing in a park 40 minutes from his home! A 7 year old should never be that far away from his home or parents. How could they have allowed him to do this?
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Old 27.07.2015, 21:47
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But really - he was playing in a park 40 minutes from his home! A 7 year old should never be that far away from his home or parents. How could they have allowed him to do this?
The problem wasn't that he was at the park 2km away from home.

The problem was that he was later playing at a construction site 200m from home.

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Old 27.07.2015, 22:32
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The problem wasn't that he was at the park 2km away from home.

The problem was that he was later playing at a construction site 200m from home.

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Would you let your 7 year old go to a park so far away with just friends of a similar age? Especially when they already knew he went to the construction site and had been told not to?
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Old 28.07.2015, 08:53
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Would you let your 7 year old go to a park so far away with just friends of a similar age? Especially when they already knew he went to the construction site and had been told not to?
Well, he didn't get hurt or killed at the park, and 2km is not that far away.

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A 7 year old boy has lost his life slipping into a vertical pipe on a construction site.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-s...shire-33672499

But really - he was playing in a park 40 minutes from his home! A 7 year old should never be that far away from his home or parents. How could they have allowed him to do this?
Which bit causes you the most discomfort? The fact the child was 7? Playing outside? Playing (in theory) 2km away? Disobeying the parents and playing at the construction site?

(Note: 2km is a fair distance even to my "grew up in the 70/80s" head, but not unreasonable if the children were on their bikes)

Perhaps you might want to apply your outrage to the child killed on Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich) on Saturday - who had been standing watching the clock while his parents were on the other side of the road. Once the clock finished, the child turned and ran to his parents - and was collected, dragged and killed by a tram.
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Old 28.07.2015, 09:27
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Which bit causes you the most discomfort? The fact the child was 7? Playing outside? Playing (in theory) 2km away? Disobeying the parents and playing at the construction site?

(Note: 2km is a fair distance even to my "grew up in the 70/80s" head, but not unreasonable if the children were on their bikes)

Perhaps you might want to apply your outrage to the child killed on Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich) on Saturday - who had been standing watching the clock while his parents were on the other side of the road. Once the clock finished, the child turned and ran to his parents - and was collected, dragged and killed by a tram.
Not killed, but suffered mid to serious head and face injuries according to 20min.
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Old 28.07.2015, 09:29
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Not killed, but suffered mid to serious head and face injuries according to 20min.
Facts have never got in the way of a good Daily Mail story - so why should EF be any differenct
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Would you let your 7 year old go to a park so far away with just friends of a similar age? Especially when they already knew he went to the construction site and had been told not to?
I agree, 7 is far too young to be allowed to wander around alone or even with friends. Apparently he left the park at 8pm on his own to go home. There is no way a child should be on his own at that time.
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