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teen curfew

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Started: 9/25/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thegummy

Con

sould teens have curfews
kasmic

Pro

Teens, as in teenagers, should have curfews.

curfew: " an order or law that requires people to be indoors after a certain time at night"(1)

Reason 1: safety

"Although teens often bristle at the perceived unfairness and randomness of curfews, curfews can help keep teenagers safer, states Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., a psychologist writing for Psychology Today. Risks can become greater as the hour gets later, with more people who are out being fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, later hours may present more challenges to your teenager, as she may face exposure to more decisions about conduct."(2)

Reason two: Teens need more sleep

"A curfew can be an effective way to ensure that your teenager gets enough sleep, advises the Aspen Education Group. Teenagers need up to 9.5 hours of sleep each night, according to the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Parents might set a school-night curfew at a time that enables the teenager to get the required number of hours of sleep to get up for school the next morning."(2)

While I did not articulate these arguments myself, they reflect my view. A curfew for teens does protect teens, and teens, according to science, need more sleep.

I would also add that Teens already have a tougher time rationally thinking and reasoning due to there under developed prefrontal cortex in their brains. (3) Anyone who has ever been tired can attest to the obvious fact that the more exhausted you are the worse you ability to reason and critically think.

Conclusion: Due to teens lack of ability to critically think, their need for extra sleep, as well as the benefit of added safety, teens should have a curfew.

(1)http://www.merriam-webster.com...
(2)http://everydaylife.globalpost.com...
(3)http://hrweb.mit.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
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