Would never let a 6 year old walk that far with only a 10 year old.. in fact I really wouldn't want my 10 year old walking alone.
Different world now a day's from when I was growing up.
It only takes that one time to ruin your world.
Kids can stay active in sports program's at school or with there parents.
This is where you are wrong. Unless of course you mean that it is now a safer world than when you were growing up.
You, like most folks, are being played like a cheap instrument by the media. Life in most parts of the US is safer now than ever. But the media (who have nothing to talk about without scandals and horror stories) have you and your ilk believing in the bogeyman.