There have been lots of stories about kids on their own. Whilst strictly not an unschooling topic, it is one of interest to us as parents.
Each country will have their own rules/laws. Most of them are vague.
It’s kind of crazy that some say you can’t leave your kids alone at the age of 15! And that they try to point towards the fact that kids under the age of 12 are unable to cope in an emergency. I’m not sure if I agree!
And it’s all kind of disappointing that we don’t have trust and faith in our kids to be able to deal with situations.
Here’s the latest article that I’ve come across - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12193955/Parents-of-15-year-olds-arrested-for-leaving-them-unattended.html