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Children who break the laws, should parents be held responsible?

  • Parents teach your children

    Parents are not teaching their children right from wrong or responsibility. More times than not they are making excuses for their bad behavior, At times even promoting it. They should indeed be held responsible. If they are unable to pay fines, They should do community service. When they are held responsible, Then, And only then, Will they teach their children to behave.

  • Depends on anger

    Yes, to a certain extent. We are all born with blank slates, therefore, it is our parental guidance who help to from and create this slate, teachings things such as right from wrong is what further forms our blank slate, hence why when parents fail to implement this in their child's brain, they promote and allow deviant behaviour. I am not saying that the parent should face the same punishments as the child, however, they should also face certain consequences of allowing such action. Ultimately, parents play a very specific role in their children's life as they provide guidance and assistance in growing, which in essence is what develops their child's character and being.

  • Yes, to a certain extent.

    We are all born with blank slates, therefore, it is our parental guidance who help to from and create this slate, teachings things such as right from wrong is what further forms our blank slate, hence why when parents fail to implement this in their child's brain, they promote and allow deviant behaviour. I am not saying that the parent should face the same punishments as the child, however, they should also face certain consequences of allowing such action. Ultimately, parents play a very specific role in their children's life as they provide guidance and assistance in growing, which in essence is what develops their child's character and being.

  • What the heck

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  • Children know better

    Most parents have taught there kids wrongs from rights. Most children are capable to know better. If a parent has never taught there kid wrong from right how will they know. Most kids think before doing something but don't think about the outcome. Parents should do there job and if a kid disrespects that then its on them!

  • Yews parents should be responsible

    Yes i agree children under 18 are not responsible for their actions OK their brains have not fully developed and they don't all know if they are fully responsible for their actions and i agree kids shouldn't be punished for any crime for their actions they should be sent to orphanage or child care and be taken off parents and be get rehabilitation and no prosecution punishment if under 18 or mentally ill.

  • Details are voided

    I know multiple facts, it depends on the circumstance henceforth any statements are null and void, It is usually the parents fault in most documentaries, the child CAN be blamed, it really depends.. The child, of course, will also face different types of charges and penalties based on his or her own circumstances, like age, demonstration of knowing right from wrong, prior record, and so forth. In some instances, a child may not be charged at all if they were so young that the incident was a clear mistake, such as a young child who gets a parent's gun and shoots someone. Or other

  • Depends on circumstance

    It is not the parents fault, but can be, until than do not respond to this post, it is highly illogical in this circumstance with no clarified information, multiple things can happened, henceforth anything here is null and void

    The child, of course, will also face different types of charges and penalties based on his or her own circumstances, like age, demonstration of knowing right from wrong, prior record, and so forth. In some instances, a child may not be charged at all if they were so young that the incident was a clear mistake, such as a young child who gets a parent's gun and shoots someone.

  • Parents are responsible for their children, including when they break the laws.

    A parent is ultimately responsible for a child, that includes when the child breaks the law. Therefore if children commit a crime, their parents must be held responsible for restitution to the victim. This is not only common sense, but it also encourages parents to be more mindful of their children's behavior.

  • It is mostly parenting.

    Yes, when children break the laws, parents should be held responsible, because most of the time, parents are responsible for the bad behavior. Most children grow up to commit crimes and otherwise cause behavioral problems because they were not cared for or taught properly as children. The parents might try harder knowing they are responsible for their poor parenting.

  • Its not the parents fault!!!

    How could it be the parents fault when they try to give their children a good example, but children we'll get bad examples from school, friend, media, and many more. Parent should not be held because they if their children broke the law the parents were not there and they didn't caused the crime and it violates parents constitution right to charge them.

  • It's not only the parent to blame

    Most kids now a days are not only influenced by their parents, but also the media, school, peers, friends, and other things as well. A parent has little to no control over those things so if those other influences are bad then the child will have bad rubbed off on them. Therefore it's not entirely the parent to blame and they shouldn't be held responsible for what their kid does behind their back

  • Punishing the parent has little effect on the child.

    When children break laws, they are pretty much already out of control of their parents. The whole purpose of punishment is to make the offender remorseful so that they will not commit the offence again. It would be much more effective to punish the children instead, as punishing the parents would not affect the child.

  • Don't blame it on the parents

    The parents should have taught their kids right from wrong. If they didn't then the kids would have learned it in school, its not fair if the parent goes to jail for something they didn't do.
    What if they have younger kids to take care of. You cant do that when you're behind bars!

  • Not in this Generation!

    ''At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and failure.'' said Eric Cummings. A child, from the beginning, has been made aware of the lawful and the prohibited. He has been gifted by knowledge and maturity. By blaming parents for these ignorant children is that we are actually deceiving ourselves and turning a blind eye to this issue.

  • That's a stupid question

    Just because the CHILD commits a crime should not mean the parent should be held responsible. The child knows right from wrong and are in control of heir own life. The children should be held responsible for their OWN actions. The parents didn't commit the crime so they should not be held responsible.

  • That would be ridiculous

    I think we can all agree that some parents do their job well, and some do not. But by assuming the faults of the parents, you are ignoring the fact that a child has control over his or her life. Some children may be rebellious in a negative way, and an adult will have no control over the matter. By placing blame on a parent, the real problem is being avoided. Now sure, some parents may not do a good job, but there is an overwhelming majority that does it right.

  • Not their fault

    No, the parents should not be held responsible if a child goes and breaks a law. The parents will have taught them right from wrong, and the child knows that what they are doing is not supposed to be done, no matter how the parents raised them. The parents try their best.

  • Punish law-breaking kids.

    Children should be help responsible for breaking laws. There are many good parents who raise kids that make mistakes in law-breaking. These children need to learn hard lessons themselves and suffer a form of punishment by the law. They should be either arrested and taken to a facility made for minors or made to do community service.

  • Too much grey area

    Punishing parents instead of children is far too grey an idea to work. There is definite merit in punishing negligent parents for their kids' deeds, but, at the same time, actually figuring out guilt in these situations would be almost impossible, a huge burden on the legal system, and lead to improper convictions.


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