I do not believe that kids should play outside without supervision. This is due to the fact that the world is full of evils and bad things can happen. There needs to be an adult watching over them for safety and to handle the situation in case an emergency occurs.
It really depends on the age of the kids, how much you trust them, and where this "outside" is located. If it is your own backyard, and you can check on them through a window, there are fences, etc, then it should be fine, depending on the age, trust, etc. You probably shouldn't let younger children out of sight range at a park, field, street, etc. Make sure that the kids know that, and that you know where they are. Make sure they know what to do in case of an emergency. It can depend on the age a lot too, as i have said. The outdoors are a healthy place for children, so have fun out there!
when kids are running around outside with other neighbor kids there is usually someone near by someones parent or older sibling, as kids we always played outside with out direct supervision but we all knew who was home if something happened as long as they are in a safe zone and they know what to do if something happens then yes kids need to play outside more they are just missing out now if the child is 2 then no but different ages get different privileges so they age would depend on how far from the house they could be and with whom
I believe kids should play outside as much as possible and if in an area that may pose safety issues then they should be supervised unless they are older kids. Country kids play outside all the time, run in the woods, fields and when you have many acres this is OK, but living in town or urban area it is not safe to allow children to run free, there are too many predators out there.
I would never and I have not ever been farther away from my child than where I could see or hear her when she was a child. My daughter was supposed to walk to school. I drove her and picked her up every day. After she was a little older, about 12, I allowed her to walk to school with a group of children. When there was an issue one time, I went back to driving her. I only say this because in this day and age there are predators EVERYWHERE. If you want to be safe you won't become too relaxed. That is what the predators count on and hope for that one day somebody will let down their guard and "trust" their child to go somewhere alone. Don't do it. Every day dozens if not hundreds of children walk away from their parents and are never seen again. These days the predators even use stun guns on their victims, so they have no chance of escape. My daughter is now 28, and I thank God everyday that she is safe. Keeping your children safe is work, but well worth the reward. Watch your children.
Interesting question. On the surface,especially today, I would say "No". A lot would depend on the age/wisdom/maturity of the kid. However...Many people fear the surveillance society that we are turning into due to concerns about "Big Brother" and all that. I mention this because one benefit of the spooky Big Brother scenario is with cameras literally everywhere, especially hidden ones, and ones that produce quality video committing crimes against children will be especially hard to get away with. (Such as kidnapping, sexual assault, etc.) That is not to say the crimes will disappear, but it will discourage many of the crimes from taking place. There is also the possibility of microchipping children the same as we do for pets/cattle. Some are horrified by this possibility. Look on the bright side though: Your little one will probably be easier to find if they get kidnapped. So with all this spooky technology available you should be able to let "Jr." play outside without supervision. Lawyers and lawsuits though, may present new problems
This is a tough question. In The City/Suburbs: Four and under i would say absolutely not at all. Five to seven yes but only in the back yard. Eight to eleven if they are with group of friends and stay in your block or in your yard. Twelve and up id give more freedom to. - In The Country: Eight and up id let run free. Under eight have to stay within sight of the house. - When my cousins and i were kids we ran free all over the side of the mountain where my granny lived. I know little kids stayed in the yard but by six or seven theyed start folliwing us older ones out and around. None of us came to serious harm amazingly enough. It was a pretty great childhood.