Children aged FIVE are walking to school alone!

Is it dangerous to let our children walk to school alone? A survey of Netmums users in conjunction with This Morning has revealed that one in five let their children walk to school unaccompanied and 15% of those who do are under six years old. So is that too young? Or are we, as a nation becoming too overprotective?

Mum of three Michelle Horne regularly lets her three sons - aged 10 and under - walk to school on their own, and she joins us now to tell us why.