If 10 is too young to ride a city bus to school, at what age would it be ok? 11? 12? 13? 14?
One thing I don't get in contemporary privileged society is just when the kids are allowed any independence? To be clear, I'm fine with individual parenting decisions. If you don't think your kid can handle a bus, then don't put him/her on one. I'm reacting to the external pressure to be a helicopter parent.