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How children lost the right to roam in four generations

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Kids used to routinely walk around alone for MILES. Now you're considered a daring parent if you let your kid walk to the end of the block.

But what's the real reason for this?

More people moving to the suburbs where walking is discouraged?

More parents wanting to keep their kids safe?

People walking less in general?

Could this trend swing back in the other direction in the future?

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