It was the question we were asked most, I think. A complete myth of course, indeed worse than that. How abnormal is it to be confined for a large part of the day with a bunch of kids your own age. No other section of society is like that - not even the armed services or a monastery!
I had a nose around this site - Home Education in the UK - and in the 'Links' section found this:
Freedom In Scottish Education
"The FISE campaign is being run by a group of home educators, and is not directly connected with any home education support organisation. The campaign is calling on the Scottish government to scrap the guidance on home education."