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Can it be appropriate for a 9 year old to hang out with a 17 year old?

I don't see a problem a priori. My son (3 years) loved playing with a 6-7 year old boy he met on the playground; the older boy clearly enjoyed it as well. I know a girl that happily played with the ...
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Can it be appropriate for a 9 year old to hang out with a 17 year old?

No. There's no reason a non-family individual twice the age of a child should be hanging out with the child socially. What good could possibly come of it? The first problem is that an 8yo has the ...
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