I've been riding since about 2 years old , when I figured out how to pedal my three wheeler . I could and did ride all over town without any concerns from me or my parents . I had a great childhood . :)
Now , you can't get out of bed without being warned to wear/use protection of all sorts or be put in a casket . It's no wonder that kids are scared for their lives and huddle in the safety of no real contact with anything or anyone .