Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

A CURFEW IS A LAW enacted by a local or state government that restricts certain people from being in public places at specified times of the day. Many cities and towns have a curfew law in place to prevent teenagers from being out at certain times, typically spanning the late hours of the night or school hours during the day. Any teenager caught out after curfew can face a fine or even jail time, depending upon the specific laws of the town.
 
Possible reasons to believe that curfew is advantageous:
·         Youth crime is a major and growing problem, often involving both drugs and violence. Imposing youth curfews can help to solve these problems, as they keep young people off the street, and therefore out of trouble, and prevent them from congregating in the hours of darkness.
·         The use of curfews on minors can help to protect vulnerable children for not all parents are responsible and inevitably their children suffer, both from crime and in accidents, and are likely to fall into bad habits. Society should ensure that such neglected children are returned home safely and that their parents are made to face up to their errands.

·         There is no good reason for children to be out unaccompanied late at night, so a curfew is not really a restriction upon their liberty. They would be better off at home doing schoolwork and interacting with the rest of their families.

·         Child curfews are a form of zero tolerance policing, showing that a community will not allow an atmosphere of lawlessness to develop. Child curfews can help to change a negative youth culture in which challenging the law is seen as desirable and gang membership an aspiration.
 
Possible reasons to believe that curfew is disadvantageous:
·         What if they have to stay out late for a school related activity?
·         What if they have part-time jobs, for example being jeepney conductors? Many jobs requires staying until night to earn money for their living.
·         It is unethical to criminalize their simple presence in a public space.
·         Once charged even for flimsy reasons, they will have criminal record which might bring harms to their opportunities in employment and so increases the social deprivation and desperation which breed crime.
 
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TLE

advantage:
I'm aware of it to prevent teenagers,as well as in public places who were late hours of the night and to prevent them in a crime to go home safely and prevent them not to do a bad habits. this is because to their wellness and not to worry their parents.

disadvantage;

not all the times teenagers follow the curfew. maybe sometimes they have a reason why they do this, is it because they have an activity or practice? it can be an emergency or going somewhere else that is important.

TLE

advantage:
I'm aware of it to prevent teenagers,as well as in public places who were late hours of the night and to prevent them in a crime to go home safely and prevent them not to do a bad habits. this is because to their wellness and not to worry their parents.

disadvantage;

not all the times teenagers follow the curfew. maybe sometimes they have a reason why they do this, is it because they have an activity or practice? it can be an emergency or going somewhere else that is important.

TLE

advantage:
I'm aware of it to prevent teenagers,as well as in public places who were late hours of the night and to prevent them in a crime to go home safely and prevent them not to do a bad habits. this is because to their wellness and not to worry their parents.

disadvantage;
not all the times teenagers follow the curfew. maybe sometimes they have a reason why they do this, is it because they have an activity or practice? it can be an emergency or going somewhere else that is important.

advantage: I'm aware of it to

advantage:
I'm aware of it to prevent teenagers,as well as in public places who were late hours of the night and to prevent them in a crime to go home safely and prevent them not to do a bad habits. this is because to their wellness and not to worry their parents.

disadvantage;
not all the times teenagers follow the curfew. maybe sometimes they have a reason why they do this, is it because they have an activity or practice? it can be an emergency or going somewhere else that is important.

A.P

ADVANTAGE

for me the curfew is important because we can avoid early pregnancy and be disciplined youth.
and also prevent the crime in the streets and roads.
And also prevent accident.

A.P

ADVANTAGE

For me the curfew is important because we can avoid early pregnancy and be disciplined youth.
And also prevent the crime in the streets and roads
And also prevent accident when you are drunk.

A.P

ADVANTAGE

For me the curfew is important because we can avoid early pregnancy and be disciplined youth.
And also prevent the crime in the streets and roads
And also prevent accident when you are drunk.

A.P

ADVANTAGE

For me the curfew is important because we can avoid early pregnancy and be disciplined youth.
And also prevent the crime in the streets and roads
And also prevent accident when you are drunk.

A.P

ADVANTAGES

For me the curfew is important because we can avoid early pregnancy and be disciplined youth.
And also prevent the crime in the streets and roads
And also prevent accident when you are drunk.

A.P. III/Maam Jo

Advantage, Because nowadays teenagers suffers from early pregnancy other engage in alcohol drinking, drugs, sometimes expose to bad influence due to night out gimik of friends and barkadas. So for me curfew given by parents and guardian must be strictly guided.

ap

ADVANTAGE:
To prevent the crime in to our place .And ofcourse CURFEW FOR MINORS is help for the student ...
DIS ADVANTAGE:
An order by the legal guardians of a teenager to return home by a specific time, usually in the evening or night. This may apply daily, or vary with the day of the week,if the minor has to go to school the next day.

ap

advantage

for me having a curfew for minors
it can help to young people to prevent a
bad influence of drinking alcolohol
and to avoid early pregnancy to women
...
and also we can sure that we are in a good condition ...

ARALING PANLIPUNAN !

ADVANTAGE =)

For me it can help many teenagers like me away from joining in fraternity,addicting in drugs and it can avoid crimes.Having a curfew is good because now many parents are not worrying of there son/daughter because of this law and this is for our safely.

curfew for minors

for me curfew is really good for minors because it can help us to prevent an accident outside like kidnaping etc. It can also prevent the minors from using cigarretes , drinking alcohol and most of all to prevent them to use drugs that can damage their future. It is also good for parents because they can protect thier kids properly . They can also have a family bonding. They can also be more closer to each other.

curfew for minors

ADVANTAGE:
the advantage of curfew for minors is it can prevent an accidents outside like kidnapping etc. It can also prevent the minors from using cigarretes, drinking alcohol and most of all to prevent them from using drugs that can damage their future. It is also good for parents because they can protect thier kids properly. They can be more closer to each other.

curfew for minors

ADVANTAGE:
the advantage of curfew for minors is it can prevent an accidents outside like kidnapping etc. It can also prevent the minors from using cigarretes, drinking alcohol and most of all to prevent them from using drugs that can damage their future. It is also good for parents because they can protect thier kids properly. They can be more closer to each other.

curfew for minors

advantage:
for me curfew for minors should be a one of the basic rules to are society because it can prevent gangs and early pregnancy for teenagers and many many acident and can also prevent us from bad influence like drugs alchool and it is important because parents will not be worry because they know that their children is inside of their home and they have a time for family bonding and teen agers will be not absent in school because they are focus on their lessons.

Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

for me its advantage beacause it can lessen the worrying of the parents and it is good to the teenagers to avoid danger like kidnapping,rape and others...

Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

for me its advantage beacause it can lessen the worrying of the parents and it is good to the teenagers to avoid danger like kidnapping,rape and others...

advantage

advantage for me the curfew advantage to prevent crime and disasters

T.L.E

For me the Advantage of Curfew is good for them because their busy to their belongings but at the time strictly go to their home
Disadvantages for me is abusing parents to go home late so their to stricted

TLE-Curfew for minors:advantageous or disadvantageous?

ADVENTAGEOUS:
The adventageous of having a curfew the teenagers will not stay outside very long.so curfew is a big help to discipline teenagers.

TLE -Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

in my own opinion curfew for minors is more advantageous because , it helps teenagers sleep earlier at night and avoid those bad influences that most of the the teenagers do..

(TLE) Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

advantages
_it is good for tenneger that always come late night at home for example 12:00am and 1:00am come home for apriciet that doing wrong.

disadvantages
it is good for have a work night because is not woringing for about corfew.

by kathleen joyce bandibas (not verified) - 06/24/2013 - 20:05
Advantage :
to prevent Crime From Our Place.and To Avoid The teenagers from Using Drugs.

by kc mount (not verified) - 06/24/2013 - 20:05
For me it is disadvantageous because many of the students are having a problem about their lack of time in doing their requirements so if the government will have a curfew hours and they will arrest the students ... how about thinking if they are doing very important for them because it will be passed the next day and they were caught ? put your self in this situation .. just try !

(TLE) Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?

advantages
for me it is good becauce some a teenager such have a proble about her.

disadvantages
for me it not good for many have a work night it is affect her job.
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by mharchell dacula (not verified) - 06/25/2013 - 11:20
for me its advantage beacause it can lessen the worrying of the parents and it is good to the teenagers to avoid danger like kidnapping,rape and others...

by milvin bitara (not verified) - 06/25/2013 - 10:52
advantage:

because to provide the teenagers or children were aware in fight or disturbance.In the girls, it they protect in curfew for can not be raped and to all boys,to prevent crime . the curfew was protect to all because if without the curfew, lot af fight , using drugs or any or anything that bad.

by mikhaela sapan (not verified) - 06/25/2013 - 10:25
ADVANTAGE:
the advantage of curfew for minors is it can prevent an accidents outside like kidnapping etc. It can also prevent the minors from using cigarretes, drinking alcohol and most of all to prevent them from using drugs that can damage their future. It is also good for parents because they can protect thier kids properly. They can be more closer to each other.

TLE

advantage:
is that you get your
work done and you are less likely to get into
trouble. Students have to stay home, so they
should not get into trouble. “I think curfews
are necessary. Mainly for parents to have
guidelines and for safety for their children.

disadvantage:
its having no curfews is that
it makes children spoiled. They will think
that they can do anything they want and
their parents won’t yell at them or do
anything about it. They feel as if they have
freedom and are able to do whatever they
want to.

tle

advantages:
It can prevent an early pregnancy among the minors or teens. It can avoid having a low grades of the students and they will become more attentive in their class. They can avoid accident like for the girls is being raped.

disadvantages:

A behaved teen that always follows the rules might miss out on something really special. This happens if teens are with a safe youth group, such as a church group, that wants to explore an evening activity. If the activity runs late, a dutiful teen will head home, especially if he doesn't have a way to contact his parents.

tle- curfew for minors:advantages or dis advantage

it is advantageous because it can prevent early pregnancy in teens or minors. It also can avoid low grades of the students and they will become more attentive in their class.

tle

advantage:
to maintain the safeness and wellness of teenagers in a crime and this can help them to prevent doing bad things, especially during late at night.

Disadvantage.. For some

Disadvantage..
For some families, curfews are a regular part of the teenage years. But for me, curfews symbolize the act of taking away freedom.

DISADVANTAGE. For some

DISADVANTAGE. For some families, curfews are a regular part of the teenage years. But for me, curfews symbolize the act of taking away freedom.

T.L.E

His Right Above His Opinion to His Work

I agree! Real talk :)not

I agree! Real talk :)not bias.

T.L.E

His Right Men

Cant agree more. nice one!

Cant agree more. nice one!

yeah right! FREE WILL for

yeah right! FREE WILL for Everyone!!!

tle

i am advantage
because of this, teenagers prevent in out at certain yimes of during late at night and prevent themselves from the youth growing crime.

tle

i am advantage because this help the teenagers from an out a certain times of during late at night and prevent them from youth growing crime.

i am advantage because this

i am advantage because this help the teenagers from an out a certain times of during late at night and prevent them from youth growing crime.

TLE

i am advantage because this help the teenagers from an out a certain times of during late at night and prevent them from youth growing crime.

TLE

im aware this kind of law, to avoid any crime like rape into trouble too like joining kind of praternity, try a drugs and so else, and also to avoid a pregnancy in they young age

TLE IV

Im aware to this kind of law CURFEW for teenager, to avoid any incident, crime like holdup, rape and so on, to avoid trouble like joining a gangs , group or praternity. and also to avoid a pregnancy at they young age, now we know that why our parents wants us to come home earlier.

curfew for minors , advantage or disadvantage ???

as a minor it is an advantage for us because if we have a curfew no students will be tardy and it will lessen crimes involving minors..
another is we can lessen the marriage because of early pregnancy

T.L.E

Im Agree With JohnRick Villa is Because Some People Come Home Late And Abuse Their Parents To go Home So Many Parents Stricted Their Child to Go Home Early than Go Home Late

TLE IV-ISRAEL:curfew for minors advantage or dis advantage

as a minor it is a advantage because it can lessen the students that are tardy and help lessen crimes involving minors
another is it can lessen early marriage of youth because of early pregnancy

advantage

it is an advantage for the parents because it helps parents in disciplining their children

AP

advantage...
to avoid trouble in the midle of the night... and to discipline the teenagers...

A.P

ADVANTAGE
to avoid minors in the midnight.because some of them do like taking drugs and if they take drugs anything can happen like doing acrime,be a victim of those who take drugs.because many crimes happen at the middle of the night.

T.L.E

For me curfew for minors is advantage and advisable to be a policy to lessen the violence in the community cause by minors and to protect them in the fraternities and to avoid the drugs .Im aware of it cause they always thinks to be good of us and they save us in troubles.

A.P.

For me,having a curfew for minors is advantage for it will minimize or even stop the growing number of youth crime now a days..

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