Alright I remember going out in Jr high, to be honest less about getting candy more about hanging out with friends but didn't seem odd back then. Did see some older kids out but usually just begging for candy and like no costumes or very lame ones. Have some friends with older kids that did dress up but not sure if it was for parties or whatever. So my 10 year old was never big on halloween. At 3 he was freaked out by people in masks, as he got older the phobias grew. We had to skip houses with scary decorations and forget it if we saw a dog or heard a dog he was done. This boggled DH mind because he remembers as a boy you filled a pillow case came home dumped it and went back out, but DS hits 5 houses and its are we done yet (heck no kid mom needs more candy)
Now he asked for a halloween costume and we got it and it was no easy task. Had a fight over it because being Jewish having something with a cross would be a no no and he just likes the wrestler and didn't get it. So compromised but DH didn't want to deal with order on line so went to Halloween store and they didn't have it and DS freaked out over the displays and all out panic attack in store. he decided no school party because he was worried about decorations fine but we still had a costume and last night comes "do I have to go" Kept him home with DH. Funny too because monkey see monkey do and usually when he starts mentioning go home his little brother anounces he is done too but with no one saying are we done yet he kept going and going.
We live accross town from most of his friends so no clue if any of them went out. My 12 year old neice has had no interest in the last few years either so not sure if its just them or the age???