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Should a 12 year old be allowed to go to the mall by herself?

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No, they shouldn't. At 12, you're too young to decide what's safe and what's a good idea. You really aren't nearly strong enough to take care of yourself should anything happen. The first time I asked to go the the movies with my friends (without my parents), my dad made me learn some self defense maneuvers and carry pepper spray. Honestly, I feel a lot safer with it :P Just grow up a bit first.
*** In addition, please find a dictionary and learn how to spell "your"

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No

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devilsgrave

yeah? i could go to the mall on myself when i was 8 like any other kids?

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SuperGeek64

No. unless you want pedobears watching her O_O

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No

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no

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no, a 12 year old shouldnt go to the mall by herself! She could get stolen! Thats really bad parenting if you let her go!!

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No!

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Yes but as long as a responsible adult is in the mall somewhere and if they have a cell phone to call

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Maybe with a group of her friends so they have power in numbers

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Only if she carries a .22, pepper spray, and weighs 500lbs, then only in that situation would that be okay.

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No. Maybe with a group of friends and an adult. BUT not alone. You may not come back home safe.

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No... Definately not... Also at my local mall there is actually a "rule" that you have to be at least 13 years old. Hope this helps :)

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Well no not by yourself, not JUST you! I would say Okay if you had a group of people with you like some friends. I don't think you want some pedofile after Yah!
-Morgan :)

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maybe if you have friends and a cell-phone

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I think it depends on the maturity of the child. I have one that I'd let go in a heartbeat and one I wouldn't be too confident in. No one knows your child and his or her capabilities better than you.

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I'd say no! What good can come of it really? Besides all the scary people out there 12 years olds are very impressionable and can easily start hanging with the wrong crowd. Now that being said I'm sure your 12 year old will have many arguments against me. Unfortunately for them us adults have forgotten more then they have yet to know about the world we love in

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It depend on the area your from. If its a safer area then ok but still ya never know these days. But If you allow your child to roam around town alone or walk from school and stuff alone then its not much different than being at te mall alone, at least the mall should be filled with other people and potential witnesses. for me I have had sons that age who I left go places alone but now in have a 12 year old girl and I'm afraid to let her out without me or her brothers.

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Most malls are starting a" no child under 18 without adult" policy, especially on weekends when the large crowds are out. No 12 year old should be roaming anyplace by himself.

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As long as you are with a group of friends.

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No

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Yeah if she has a phone. She can't get stolen there's like 10 million people in the mall. Make sure she knows what time you're picking her up

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thatoneguy97

No. And no 12 year old should have a phone, unless they're using their parents phone.

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nope

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Nope. They are in a store, the store gets assaulted, they dont know what to do. Police arrives and finds out they were by themselves, you re in trouble.

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Not by herself but wih other friends and connection to there parents it should be fine!

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Yeah! I've been getting dropped off at the mall with my friends since I was in 6th grade. It's fine as long as long as one friend has a cell. Those were my parents rules :)

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Maybe wait until they are 13 or 14. If they are with friends, then maybe 12..but it depends on the mall and the area.

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