8 Things ’60s Kids Did That Would Horrify Us Now

Riding in Cars Without Seat Belts or Car Seats: In the 1960s, it was not uncommon for children to ride in cars without the use of seat belts or car seats.

Playing with Hazardous Toys: Toys in the '60s often did not undergo the strict safety testing that is common today.

Unsupervised Outdoor Play: Children in the '60s often spent hours playing outside without direct supervision.

Smoking at a Young Age: It was not unusual for teenagers, and sometimes even younger children, to experiment with smoking in the '60s. .

Limited Sun Protection: Awareness about the dangers of UV exposure and skin cancer was not widespread in the 1960s. .

Drinking from Hoses and Unfiltered Sources: Children often drank water directly from garden hoses or local streams without concern for water quality or contamination. .

Less Structured Playtime: Playtime in the '60s was less about organized activities or structured sports and more about imaginative, unstructured play. .

Education and Discipline in Schools: Educational and disciplinary methods in the '60s schools were vastly different. .

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