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THE CASE AGAINST ALLOWING CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12 TO RIDE A BIKE SOLO In age ten while riding home from school from Columbus Ohio; a stranger attempted to lure me into his vehicle. I tried to ignore him, however as opposed to leaving his behavior became more competitive. I recalled that one of my classmates lived close, so that I started to ride with a mission. As soon as I reached Pam's house, I threw the bike down and started screaming. I hurried with his front doorway and began slamming; Pam's dad answered and the stranger in the white car drifted off. I was among the lucky ones. There are people who'll argue that if we want our kids to grow up to be brave we must allow them independence and that statistics regarding child abductions by strangers can be comparatively low. There is truth in this; nevertheless we can't connect bravery with indiscretion or liberty with unnecessary risk taking. We do want to permit our children the growth needed to stand in their own legs; yet it's our responsibility to instruct them to make sensible choices to prevent harm's way. Even though the percentage of abductions by kids by strangers would be reduced, if it had been your child the actual percentage could become 100 percent; perception changes when the true misfortune materializes close to home. The true question is what era is appropriate to allow my child the freedom to go places alone? Obviously this would be contingent on the kid, for children mature at different ages. Additionally openness would depend on the family members and other circumstances. Being a Christian that the number one instrument used to assist a child in developing excellent judgment so as to achieve liberty would be educating your child the ways of the Lord; a Biblical Worldview provides a good foundation (Proverbs 22:...