One of the best things about living in Forest Hills is our accessibility to a variety of subway lines. While many tweens and teens are given the freedom to walk around the neighborhood with a group of friends unchaperoned, at what age would you/do you feel comfortable allowing your children to take the subway with friends, without adult supervision?
I remember when I was first allowed to ride the subway by myself--when I was entering high school. My mom and my best friend's mom took us for a trial trip so that we'd know how to get where we were going — and on that trip some young kids came on the car and pretended to rob people! I'd probably say that 8th grade/high school would be when I'd allow my son to rid the subway unchaperoned. — Kathryn
I don’t have teens or tweens yet, but I think no earlier then 13 years old. I took a city bus around that time on my own. I don’t think taking the subway at night would be allowed until 16. — Rob