Originally Posted by Danielleroxy
It's actually to keep in touch with children who are 12 and 10. I haven't even decided that they are allowed to wonder without me, but they are asking, and I was concerned about keeping in touch with them and being able to find out where they are. I saw someone before mention walkie talkies and thought it might be a good idea. I will have to think about it some more.
So my next question is, how safe is it to let children go and do things by themselves?
As the parent of a teenager and a 10 year old, we tend not to change our household rules very much when we are on a cruise. The reality is that a cruise is a small community and I wouldn't let my 10 year old roam alone in a small community and I don't on the cruise either. We insist that they stay in groups and that they meet up with us at agreed upon times and in agreed upon places and they are absolutely, without question not permitted to roam the cabin decks alone. It would only take a second for someone to grab them and pull them into a cabin and they would be dead or assaulted before we'd even know that they were missing. All that being said, our kids love cruising and they have a blast everytime and thus far they've been safe and sound.
We use sticky notes on the cabin mirrors and we have check in times but the last two cruises we stopped using our radios, simply because they were irritating to fellow guests. Hope this helps
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