20 Vintage Photos That Show Pre-Millennial Parents Had Absolutely No Concept Of Child Safety

While people often bemoan overcautious 21st-century rules and regulations, kids these days are arguably less likely to meet serious harm. So when website Mommy Shorts ran a contest asking parents to send in photos of their own childhood, it proved that, by modern standards, pretty much every one of these alarming parenting techniques would today result in social services being called. Just look at this kid, for example: it seems like even it knows that babies and motorbikes are a surefire recipe for disaster.

In years gone by, kids were apparently more predisposed to playing out in the street, free of adult supervision. It’s no wonder that trend has become gradually less common, though, given that it often led to scenarios like the above – where older kids would drag their siblings down the road. That’s definitely going to end well…

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