12-14-2009, 02:45 PM
When i was 11, my mom would NEVER have let me go ANYWHERE alone, let alone the mall. Sure, that was almost 15 years ago, it was a different time back then, but if anything, it's worse now! There's so potential for trouble, whether it's shoplifting, being a public nuisance, or kidnapping.
Most of the malls in my area actually have the new curfew rules - any person under the age of 18 must have adult supervision in the mall after 7 pm. And they are strict, too, actually kicking kids out of the mall, making them call home for a ride or getting cops to drive them home. But even then, the kids have a parent walk them in, and then the parent leaves, so the kids are running wild.