I took a short 20 mile ride on the local MUP today. I noticed a lot of families, I guess they are getting an early start on the holiday weekend. It was nice to see parents out with their children, enjoying the nice summer day. But one thing I saw that was disturbing was the number of children without helmets. One child of the very few that were wearing helmets, had a helmet so large it was slipping down to the side of his head.
In Pennsylvania, all children under 12 must wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. IMHO, this age is set too low, it really should be 18. I would think a number of the children were indeed under 12. So not only were the parents being negligent, they were breaking the law.
Parents, please insist that your children wear properly fit helmets, no matter the law in your state (or country). It doesn't take much of a fall to permanently injure or kill your child. Lead by example and wear a helmet yourself.