I don't think it's that bad, LOL. I have kids over to ride horses all the time. Then again, if they're being allowed to ride in the first place, their parents probably aren't the kind who overprotect and can't accept responsibility or the potential for accidents, so maybe that's not a great sample.
Though I have to say, I'm not sure why a locked gate (or in our case, an alarm gate) on a pool is representative of a lack of personal responsibility If anything, it is the responsible thing to do. No one can watch their kids 24/7 and all it takes is a couple of minutes for a toddler to drown. Especially if it's at a party or family thing where there are lots of people and kids, you don't always know where they are in a crowd and it could be a while before you know they're gone. With an alarm gate, unless there's someone tall enough to disable the alarm, it lets you know when the gate is opened so you can go make sure no one's going to be there unattended.
Originally Posted by serenbat
Until they are old enough to advocate for themselves, they are their parents' responsibility. I can't be responsible for other peoples' kids and their conditions.
you mean like in personal responsibility? we are not good at that in the US- not just food allergies but in general- you can have a swimming pool, no kids on your own property and in most areas you must install a lock gate/fence-many things seem to be easy way out not responsibility of own-IMO