One mainly for you parents out there really - now that the subject little one has turned nine she feels it is time that she can go out with her mates and wander around away from castle Murielson to her hearts content. First response - absolutely no chance methinks. However, I don't want to stifle her so we have invested in a set of two way radios with a coverage of two miles or so (clear day, BATUSlike, no trees or buildings etc). Question is how much freedom did you give yours and when, what age etc? Don't want to be seen as the oppressive Dad but also want to make sure she is safe etc. Bit of a dilemma. This is all our fault really as we took her out, she met some new, non-school friends and decided it was time to get a life.