When should parents allow their children to take public transport on their own?

Primary 4 pupil Daneen Sofia Nazarrudin had been travelling on her own - largely without incident - until the recent June holidays.
Primary 4 pupil Daneen Sofia Nazarrudin had been travelling on her own - largely without incident - until the recent June holidays.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - Voon Shin Yu, 11, has been taking public transport on his own since he was seven.

For a few months in Primary 1, the boy, accompanied by his father, a 37-year-old interior design consultant, took the bus to school, which was three stops from their home in Yishun. After school, he took the school bus home.

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