We played in cyanide heaps. We played near mine shafts. Luckily there were no accidents because even being taught what to do we were in no way capable of responding appropriately in emergencies like we may have faced. I was walking through a park when a bunch of 11 to 13yo boys my size approached in a threatening manner. I knew one of the parents (by chance a fb school friend who had her son's photos up so I recognised him) and they backed off when I said his mother's name and said I would ring her. At the same community park, a mum was with her 2yo while her 5yo road her bike on the round track. Another group of boys aged 10 and 11 started throwing rocks at her and telling her to die. The mum ran as fast as she could holding a toddler but the kid needed medical attention. Imagine if the mum wasn't there?