There is a huge difference between a 10 yr old and 2 and 5/6yr old!
Younger kids cannot protect themselves the way older kids can. But I personally still wouldn't let my 10 yr old go to a public toilet on their own. I'm no 'helicopter' parent, but I would go in, check who's in the toilet block first, if it was empty I'd give my child some space and I'd wait outside. Or if there were other mothers and kids in there I'd do the same.
My DH went to a public toilet when he was 14 and there was a hole in the cubicle wall (between two toilets) and an older man was looking through it! He asked my DH to do something inappropriate and DH, being 14, had the sense to scream as shout out for his dad who was waiting outside.
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