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It may not quite answer your question, but I think it is related. Although I am not from the US, I feel like YES there you would be in trouble for whatever society believes is child-neglect. And I think it is scary, I think people should be really worried now, are we really ready for that? It sounds crazy. So at the end you would have to go on a trial or ...


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This is why my oldest daughter got an iPhone as a high school graduation present, not earlier. This is why I have the home router set to use openDNS (it's free) to control what my kids have access to. (You can block a variety of categories, including social media, you can exclude particular sites, you can allow a site in an otherwise blocked category.) I ...


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It sounds like he has more freedom than he needs, and he's moving in the wrong direction with that freedom. The phone is just a tool. Do you want him to be able to contact you when he's not at home? An old push-button cell phone will work fine. He doesn't need a smartphone, he can call or text you from an inexpensive prepaid phone. Since he has the phone ...


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Unfortunately the specific answer to your question is "yes the law might forbid children from being out and about without supervision, but it depends on the state". I believe the section of law most applicable to this question is "child neglect", and for the most part the definitions of child neglect are left to the states. There is a very wide variety in ...



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