Date: April 26, 2018
“Boy had researched airlines which allow passengers to travel without letter from parents
An Australian family were left terrified when their son was reported missing, only for it to transpire that he had stolen the family credit card and travelled alone to Bali.
As reported in 9 News, 12-year-old Drew* had a heated argument with his parents.
“He doesn’t like the word ‘no’,” his mother said.
He subsequently told them he was going to school. However, Drew had actually stolen the family credit cards and, after tricking his grandmother into giving him his passport, travelled alone to Bali. He was able to do so having researched Australian airlines which allow minors to travel with only a student ID and passport, rather than requiring a letter from a parent or guardian.
He ultimately spent four days alone in the country.
“It was great,” he told A Current Affair. “Because I wanted to go on an adventure.”
feinmann0: “Headline: 12yo Aussie boy stole family credit cards, and flew to Bali solo Who says 12 year old kids are not mature enough to take the initiative?”
It often amazes me, that anybody is astonished that a twelve year old is capable of doing this…Because, why on earth would they be naturally incapable of it?
Yeah…a lot of them are infantilized…but, if you don’t shelter them horridly…and let them interact with people, and the world…so long as they have the funds to pay with…there is no barrier there.
…Stealing the credit card was bad, though.