Yes, minors should have to abide by a curfew because they are underage minors and most of the trouble they get into happens late at night. If they are out unsupervised than they are more likely to break rules and get into trouble with the law. Many teenagers don't have parental supervision at home so keeping them off the streets late at night will reduce crime.
Our society is plagued with drug trafficking, violence and crime. Surely this is not something we should turn a blind eye to? By using curfews you will discipline kids so when their time comes they will know what's right and what's wrong. It will prevent the society of tomorrow being as corrupt and improper as this one.
Minors are not yet capable of making decisions as to where they are going and when to return on their own. Minors tend to be spontaneous beings and are, therefore, subject to rash decisions. It is the responsibility of the adults in a minor's life to give direction and set limits for them. Without curfews, minors are more apt to participate in less than desirable activities.
Although a curfew should vary with the age of the child, it is important to establish one early on. A child needs to learn to respect boundaries and to listen to his parents, and a reasonable curfew is one way of teaching this lesson. The difficulty is in creating a balance between discipline and freedom. Establishing a curfew that is too early will cause a child to rebel. Finally, children generally require more sleep than adults, and should have an appropriate bedtime that will provide them with enough rest.
This rule goes hand and hand with this saying...children especially teenagers who are still growing need all the sleep they can get. Making them be home by a certain hour is one step closer to helping our future society. If we can even chip in little bit to help our kids grow up in a better future wouldn't you contribute?
Teens should have a curfew. Not only do they not need to be roaming around all night long [especially on school nights] but it also teaches us responsibility. I am a fourteen year old girl and as crazy as it may seem I completely agree and think that if it keeps them safe, out of trouble and puts their parents worry at ease then it is completely worth it!
With a curfew it gives relief because it lessens the chances of various crimes being targeted or done towards minors. Thus relieving the stress on parents about their children who come home late at night since most minors who already have curfews still decide to go roaming late at night no matter what their parents may think or do to them. With a law of a curfew minors are then taught the responsibility of managing their time and treasuring their safety.
As children get older, it is healthy for them to be entitled to some new freedoms, such as going out unsupervised or going out on dates. At the same time, teenagers need some restraint and guidelines under which to follow. Teens aren't capable of making all decisions and are going to make mistakes; having some rules, such as curfews, can help keep them on the right track.
Being a teen myself, it's a common pattern of my classmates getting in trouble. Imagine if there weren't curfews. Walking around late at night would be so much more dangerous and a ton more scary. With curfew laws, teens can stay out of trouble and save themselves a ton of issues in the future. Besides, not being able to go out from 11:00 PM- 6:00 AM isn't that big of deal.
Young people are far more likely to be involved in crimes than adults as they are still developing their sense of morality and inhibitions. They can't always consider the long term impact of their actions, so we need to avoid putting them in situations where this is easy.
Young people are also more vulnerable to predetors and night time is a prime time for this sort of victomization.
I've talked with enough Law Enforcement officers to know what can happen when minors are out at all hours of the night. It's not safe for the minors or the the general population.
I believe that all parents are making a mistake if they do not impose a curfew on their minor children. Kids need rules to know that they are cared for. I do not believe in imposing city wide curfews. All parents need to be in control of their kids.
It is very necessary that minors should abide by a curfew as it is imperative that adults keep a check on the ongoings of minors. Many minors get into wrong company leading to substance drug abuse, violence and drinking leading to a life long regret of the bad habit that they get accustomed to.
By keeping a curfew on the minor, the adult ensures a more disciplined life of the minor at least till the minor is of a major age and understands the difference between the wrong and right and is ready to take his own decisions.
Historically, kids have gotten into trouble when given too much freedom to wander around ,especially in the late hours of the night. Teenagers have no reason to stay out all night; they do not have the internal checks necessary to make wise decisions and consider the consequences of their actions. So the state can step in and help out by establishing a curfew.
I believe minors should abide by a curfew but not for reasons of thinking that they will cause trouble. I believe, rather, that it should be for their safety. Most violent crimes in the United States happen after curfew. If minors are legally allowed to be out after curfew, it will make it much more likely that they become involved voluntarily or involuntarily in such crimes. Our minors are the future of this country so it is beneficial to all to keep them safe.
A minor is someone who is not an adult yet, and unable to make rational, tough decisions because minors only think of the now. Not of the long term consequences of there choices. There are also several adults who do not know how to make healthy choices, by the way.
Having a curfew is very important for kids today. One reason is obvious, safety, but there is also the need for them to learn responsibility in making smart, healthy choices. A child or teenager needs to be aware that they have to earn trust. The more they earn from their parents, the more freedom in their choices they'll be given. Making responsible decisions is also part of their future and being successful as adults.
Both young adults and us old people need to be able to sleep in peace. A curfew would do the trick. Young people would get the rest their developing little brains need. And parents would rest easier knowing that their kids are at least at home by a reasonable time. You could have exceptions: certain holidays would be exempt for special occasions; young people with jobs that pushed them 1/2 hour over the curfew could be exempted. I grew up with a strict curfew and I hated it. But it certainly prevented me from my own stupid mistakes and others'. It would be a pain to enforce at first, but well worth it once it becomes routine.
The curfew makes it law to be indoors at a certain time or period to protect our youth from dangerous people like predators and gang members. Also the curfew increases the chance that the adolescent will go to sleep at an earlier time. That, along with the study that teens that recieve the recommended amount of sleep do better in school and society. Insuring they will make better decisions that will better their future when they must take on the responsibility of being adults
The saying is that it takes a village to raise a child. This law is a perfect example of this philosophy. Unfortunately, not all parents monitor and supervise their children the way that they should. As a society, we need to act to give these children guidelines when the parents fail to raise children responsibly.
Minors should abide by a reasonable curfew. It protects minors from dangerous and risky behaviors. Juveniles make up 26% of property crime and 14% of violent crimes. Most of these crimes are also committed at night. With a town curfew, parents wouldn't have to worry about their children. Many teens are steered towards wrong decisions. Drinking, smoking, who knows? With a curfew, kids would be at home, and not involved with crimes.
Not to say that all children are troublemakers, however you do have some children whom don't have that "home support" system or as I like to say a made in their family to regulate rules. We need to give the children more recreational centers and things to do to keep them occupied then we wouldn't have to enforce curfew. K.chavis
Curfews are an understandable idea--having a clear standard for being home and sleeping helps young people establish good habits and priorities. But curfews are not the only or, in many cases, the best way to promote these goals. Stretching the limits of one's schedule is part of having an active social life and developing an independent personality, which does not reliably emerge simply from following rules. Young people feel an urge to go out, to stay up late, to explore the world, to take risks and the like, and learning to balance these feelings and needs with pressures of safety, academics, family and other responsibilities is part of growing up. This process is short-circuited by emphasizing rules such as curfews as an inflexible, strict standard for behavior. In some situations they may be useful, especially among young kids, but the goal should be good communication and increasingly independent decision-making.
By giving a strict curfew for minors, they could be arrested for taking a walk at night. This is not fair, because minors don't always commit crimes, just because they are outside at night. Parents should decide when their children are allowed to be out, not the law.
Nobody should have too act on the bases of the government saying someone has to have a curfew, because that's telling the parents that they can lay back and the government will do the parenting. That's wrong and stupid, because everyone is different. Some are mature and some not and no one should have a curfew if they do not need one.
Minors are their parents' responsibility, not the rest of society. It should not be up to the government or law enforcement to decide an issue that does not affect other people. It should be up to parents to decide when and if there is a curfew for their children. This is the land of the free and too many laws restricts freedoms.
Kids should be kids and go out and party and drink alcohol and do meth and shoot up dope. No I'm playing. They shouldn't do that but I still think that they should not have curfew. A lot of teenagers have to work so they can support their family. A lot of people are a single parent and need help from their kids.
Minors should not have to abide by a legally imposed curfew. Their parents should be the ones who determine what is a reasonable time for them to be at home, not the government. In addition, many minors work at night or are involved in activities, such as sporting events, that end late at night. A curfew would do more harm than good because they either could not meet it, in which case they would not only be subject to fines, but also would be learning that laws may be disobeyed when necessary, or they would be tempted to speed home in order to be home earlier than the curfew. Encouraging minors to speed is not a good thing. In addition, if the minors are not engaging in criminal behavior, I see no purpose in turning their being out at night into a crime.
Even a 45 year old repeat felon would not have as many restrictions as a well-behaved, law-abiding youth. Also, how do these laws encourage responsible parenting if some parents find their lives inconvenienced and their children harassed by these curfew laws? The parents will just resent the system for telling them how to parent their kids. If you want to set a curfew for your child, go ahead. But don't force your parenting standards on other people. "There is no good reason for teenagers to be out at night" but freedom doesn't require us to have a reason to be out late at night and the constitution guarantees us freedom. The 1st amendment of the US constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." NOT "people have the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech" so why can't the government create a law abridging a minor's right to free speech or impose a curfew on adults. Also, the "teenage brain" thing is found to be a myth. Teens suffer higher poverty rates, which means some are exposed to lead poisoning that can damage parts of the brain that control behavior and make us think twice. If this "teenage brain" thing were true, teens in other countries would not have significantly low mishap rates then we do. Research shows teen problems begin to appear only after Western schooling, movies and television are introduced. Juveniles are only responsible for a very small share of crime. Teens are no more prone to risk taking then adults. A study also found that teens brains were superior to adults in intelligence, perceptual abilities and memory function. And if you read cases about children abducted by strangers (although rare), all of those abductions occurred during the day. If youth crime and/or victimization is a problem where you live, a curfew alone, or in conjunction with other strategies is not going to work. It's not fair to arrest a law-abiding youth for simply being outside.
Most cities don't have a curfew, and in cities like Chicago, police should not have to worry so much about young children walking at night. Then, police officers will get too involved in supervising children out late at night, because then dangerous gangs will go cause trouble unsupervised. This would cause many problems.
The assumption that kids will get into trouble, if left to roam at all hours, amounts to profiling. Troublemakers will be who they are, no matter what the time of day or night. I believe that parents should set a curfew that is appropriate for their children, based on the level of maturity and responsibility of each child. Studies have shown that curfews do not significantly reduce youth crime. Instead, law enforcement wastes time and resources tracking down teens on the loose, when their time could be better spent protecting the community from would-be rapists, thieves and murderers.
Ok teens should not have to abide curfew because they should voice their own opinions and views.They are young adults in the making, therefore they should learn and experience on their own. If the child is not making a ruckus in the streets they should be able to be outside. If parents really wanted to give their OWN child a curfew they can.
Parents should be allowed to set their own curfews for their children. They can then choose to enforce them how they see fit. Curfew laws only diminish teenagers as people. We tell teens that they are incapable of acting responsibly, completely ignoring the vast majority of teenagers who are only hurt by these laws. In many cities curfews are as early as 22:00. This completely nullifies any sort of evening activities that a teen might wish to take part in. As someone who grew up in Amsterdam, where young people are allowed to enjoy the city during the evening, having a curfew is an entirely foreign concept. Can we not treat 16 and 17 year old youths like intelligent people? Let parents decide what is right for their children, but don't belittle teens across America through curfew laws.
It is not fair to set a blanket curfew for all minors. Parents and guardians should be responsible for managing the behavior of their children and for setting and enforcing rules accordingly. A curfew may be appropriate for some individuals, but certainly not for all minors.
As a human being, I feel that I have the personal right to choose when, and when not I should be outside. It would be reasonable for a parent to choose when it is ok for a teen to be outside, which is a negotiable topic for a parent to have with their teen. Since we only have one life, i feel that it is completely ridiculous for the government to be able to tell us what part of it we live. I personally understand the risks of being out late at night, and being that i have been out past curfew MANY times, i can easily say that they aren't much different than the risks of being out in the day time. I'm also not stupid, i have the natural ability to know where i am, and be cautious of what is happening around me. If someone drove by and asked if i needed a lift, i would obviously say no, as I'm sure would any other teen. As long as we understand the risks, and how to avoid them, I'd say that we have the right to be out as late as our better judgement lets us. As far as crime goes, I can say (being that i was in the drug scene a couple years back before i got caught) that it doesn't change at all past the current curfew. There are just as many stoners, junkies, tweakers, etc. Out in the day time as there are in the night time, and the government wont be able to change that.
teens just want to have fun and do watever they want wenever they want. they also just want to enjoy their life while they still can and they dont want to deal with any problems right now. they want to go out and have fun with their friends and party, have boyfreinds and girlfreinds, make mustakes and then correct them
Many adults tell their children, "don't go to parties", "don't be out past 10 pm", "you cannot by this video game". Their given reason why are always based off THEIR own experiences. When a child is kept away from doing things their curious minds interest them in, they rebel. I guarantee that, a yours and your child's relationship will soon fade because you're not giving the child the responsibility to be making the right choices. They will only learn once they've done it themselves. I'm not saying let them do whatever. But I am saying give them enough freedom to see the right from wrong
Telling Minors that they need to be inside at a certain time is like telling an Adult that they need to be in THEIR house at a certain time because they think they would do something bad.
Minors should be able to make their own decisions.
Just because there are a couple of minors that aren't mature about things, doesn't mean you should punish all of them.
It's like getting rid of alcohol just because adults are immature and abuse it.
It's not the governments job to tell teens when they should be inside, it is the parents. It seems like taking away rights and calling them irresponsible. Some minors will even ignore the law and cost parents fees. This doesn't mean minors can go and party at 12am, it means the parents need to take responsibility.
I do not think minors should have to abide by a curfew. I do not believe in a law that should enforce a curfew for people under a certain age. If a teenager's parents set a curfew, I do feel the teenager should abide by it. I do not feel there is any reason the government should become involved in the decision.
adults always get to declare what we can and cant do so us being able to prove our selves responible.teens just want to have fun and do watever they want wenever they want.Ok teens should not have to abide curfew because they should voice their own opinions and views.Telling Minors that they need to be inside at a certain time is like telling an Adult that they need to be in THEIR house at a certain time because they think they would do something bad.
You can't just label all teens as irresponsible. The government at this point is being ridiculous by butting into personal homes,lives and disciplinary rules. These curfew times are up to parents because kids are different, so they should be given different times based on their behavior and maturity. If some kids start doing illegal things, well fine that's when the government can jump in.
I think the parents should have a say in when a minor should be home, not the government. We can say 16 and 17 year old kids should have a curfew but not too early. I think that minors shouldn't be home too late if they don't have a car, but if they have a car, they can only stay out for a little bit. I know on New Years we do a late-night taco run and we are out past curfew.