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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curfew for minors is advantageous because minors are safer to the discrimination that probably happen during night time. with curfew minors are become responsible at their age that what make them right and wrong specially when they go out in the night time. and it can also help them to spend more time for their family and get enough sleep.

i respect your thoughts regarding curfew for minors but i disagree with that, because most probably that school activities uses an alibi for them to get late and do what they want to do at night.

cc: Charlaine i respect your thoughts regarding curfew for minors but i disagree with that because i think that all company's and other institution is being close at night in fact we have minimum of 8 hours only to work from am to pm then the HR of a company is not hiring a minor person.

cc: Andrea Tubon I respect your thoughts regarding curfew for minors but i disagree with that because a sober minor must obey their parents always and a minor generally speaking is lack of experiences at night so the community and specially the parents must secure the safety of their children or a minor person.

CC: L.Lawliet i object to your thoughts regarding curfew for minors, because nowadays its very hard to trust anyone that a minor can easy to blame & influence by bad people so that the minors creates crime or the victim. Technically speaking the government and a citizen people is concern with the minor.

Curfew for minors is advantageous. Youth will be protected from harm due to this curfew. It will prevent the increasing number of drug users as the major problem when it comes to teenagers. The youth should be at home being with their parents or guardians and enjoy the atmosphere of a family that stays together.

Now a days, many teens are being badly harassed especially during dark. Its a new generation, and as we can see when 6pm-12am comes, lots of teens are having their good times most specially students. Other parents are in fact ignore their children even if its already midnight, so for me this curfew will give realization to all parents that there should be limitation when it comes to their children, at the same time it can protect the innocent minds of the minors in terms of crimes, it can prevent the curiosity of the minors specially about illegal drugs. So for me, curfew gives so many advantages not only to us, minors but also to our parents.

Curfew for minors is a way to solve the crimes and incidents that today is going to be serious for the minors. Nowadays, many of minors are involved in using illegal drugs, smuggling , and even crimes for murder that usually happen at late at night. So for me,it gives a lot of advantage to a family to secure their children from harm and especially for girls who being harassed or being involved in rape when they're still hangout at late night.

Yes, minors should have a curfew because they are underage minors and most of the trouble they get into happens late at night and unable to make rational, tough decisions because minors only think of the now. 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.

Curfew for minors is advantageous. Because curfew laws will help and also to protect the teenagers of being irresponsible, and curfew it will help teens is less sleep deprived. They will be able to function better at school also with work cause of getting more sleep at night instead of at parties all night. Teens also learn to be considerate of others instead of just thinking about themselves.

Good day, ma'am/sir.. I am also a minor who's working and studying at the same time. Yes, you said to avoid taking drugs and also to lessen danger. But for me, it's just like you have to be vigilant and aware every time whenever you're not in home. Especially it's our lives that we have to protect and it's up to us on how we handle different situations.

Good day Ma'am/Sir.. I am a working student. Yes you said that to avoid taking drugs and to lessen threats in our lives. But focusing on one situation is no good because i'm a minor also and we have just to be vigilant and stay calm especially it's our lives that we have to protect. there so many basis that we have to consider by having a curfew for minors, but its up to us on how handle our lives and to have a abstinence.

Hi Good Day (; I strongly disagree with your statement. "We go out at night without the permission of our parents". That's the one reason why CURFEW implement for minor. So as minor we need to think widen and understand why curfew enforce.

Good day, I strongly disagree with you miss Alyzza Joy Albay because although we have many projects and assignments it is not an excuse to not implement curfew for minors, it is more like a prevention to harm that might happen to minors.

Good day ma'am Mikhaela :) you are pro to curfew for minors right? But Ma'am Mikhaela, I'm a student also a college student. working student actually, for me, it's just that we to be vigilant when we're outside of our house and we just have to acquire and listen to our parents their 'PAYO' specifically. pray for our protection and learn to be a better citizen to avoid threats and dangers. :)

Hi miss Froline Carizon, I do not agree with your opinion because I believe that taking freedom is not an issue for curfew for minors. Curfew's purpose is for the safeness only.

Good day Sir Lawrence :) I strongly disagree on what you have commented on this topic or article. Yes you specified that avoiding of taking drugs or alcohol, and to lessen threats in our lives most importantly the "FAMILY BONDING", I agree onto this :) but we have to think on the other side of this article. Yes it's good but we have to think on some circumstances that most of the students are facing right now, specially on all working students, to those staying up late outside because of school matters like doing thesis etc. we just have to be vigilant and stay open minded to minimize danger in our lives and always pray :)

Good day miss Roseann Orlanes, it's not an exemption that you are far from your house and go home late to not implement the curfew. You can excuse yourself for a valid reason but curfew will prevail in your community for safeness for minors.

Hi, I beg to disagree with you because minors was in need of supervising by seniors for the protection of them. Because minors are sensitive with their emotions and act sometimes an accordingly so they are discipline.

Helle ! You are disagree for the Curfew because you doing something in school. So maybe you are not staying in the school at whole night right. And to think the Curfew start at 10 in the evening and maybe you or we will return to our house before 10.

Hi Ma'am Hannie :) there's no such thing as crime, if you know how to be vigilant and always pray for God for our protection. I strongly disagree because I am also a student, a working and college student. so I have to come home late when m duty at works exceeds until midnight. its just a matter of simplicity wherever you are to avoid bullying and also to avoid threats.

In Contrast with your opinion i think is advantageous. Yes, FREEDOM is important not only for youth rather to all. I better wanted my life to secured rather than to have a freedom.

With all your respect, I disagree with your opinion. Like me I'm a student also then if that is your stand, i think we just have to be more responsible with school matters.

It depends. I think not all minors like us are not been trusted by seniors. Its just that they think for are safeness and security especially nowadays, many youth are involve with crimes.

For my own opinion correct me I'm wrong, but as far as i know those minor who are working at night have there own parent's consent.

For my own opinion correct me I'm wrong, but as far as i know those minor who are working at night have there own parent's consent.

hi! good day! I bet to disagree. Its like telling us teenagers that we dont have the right to do what we want. What if there some cases that we need to stay up late and we need to go somewhere but we cant because there's a curfew. For us teenagers thats unfair because we have our own lives.

Hi, .I think the curfew for minor ... It is disadvantage why? Because teenagers who don't respond well to curfew many need an alternative that will encourage them to come home at a reasonable hour. Curfew can be easily abused by a teenaged negotiator.

Hi, for me the curfew is disadvantage because it is a lack of communication, if a teen misses a curfew and wants to stay out. It's unlikely he'll call home and ask for an extension. He's already in trouble and doesn't want to miss out on fun with his friends.

Curfew for minors is advantageous, because it can help to lessen the criminality that involves teenagers that was happening every late night. It is also big help to discipline our teens to go home early and have a family time together.

I understand your point but how about the teenagers working outside for their studies and group activity that take long time and if we have a curfew you take away the freedom of teenagers.

Hi! I'm disagree with you because if we have a curfew minor is an act that you take them away the freedom of teenagers and even if we have a curfew you don't have assurance to lessen the crime and many teenagers working student, and have group activity, youth night for their church. what about them if we have a curfew.

hi good day i read about your comment and i strongly disagree to you because having a curfew is to take away the freedom of a teenager and some teenagers have an activity at night like group project.

hi I am salik tanggara from RTU i respect your argument. but I disagree yet. not all teenager going home at late night just because to make trouble some how is were in just had a activity in school or to other personal activity.

hi I disagree with your argument. because not all teenager go home ta midnight for the purpose of worst things like taking of the drugs. some how is have a reasonable reason to go home at late hours.

hi... I disagree with your arguments because not all fraternity is for bad purposes like using a drugs. some other fraternity is had a good purposes and why did you say some parents not worrying their son and daughter. parents always cared and worries to son and daughter okay !

Bakit siya magiging Disadvantage kung pinatutupad ang Curfew for minors para mabawasan ang krimen na magaganap na sangkot ang kabataan diba? Saka, Curfew might take away youth's freedom? how come? :)

Curfew is only implemented to those minor bystanders in every baranggy/community. It will not be unfair to those minors who are going to be home late at night because they will not be arrested by those who are in-charge in it.

Curfew is Advantageous, not only to minors but also to their parents and in the whole community. Yes, it is for the parents to discipline their children, but it's obvious that some children are busy doing their thing that they sometimes forgot about their parents. Curfew is implemented for the sake of minors that may be affected by those people doing unnecessary things outside their houses.

I'm not in favor with what Jayzon said. Because aside from Curfew for me is advantageous, there will be no parents that will allow their children go home late at night or whatever time their children wants to go home.

I'm not in favor with what Jayzon said. Because aside from Curfew for me is advantageous, there will be no parents that will allow their children go home late at night or whatever time their children wants to go home.

I beg to disagree Miss Deborah, because implementing curfew is not the solution for the teenager to avoid drinking alcoholic drinks and to take illegal drugs it also depends on how their parents discipline them. Many people said that our home is our first classroom, in others words we can learn so many things in our home first. Kung baga dito tayo unang nahuhubog sa tulong ang mga magulang natin.

hello . i disagree to your answer :)) The topic of teenager curfews is usually a controversial one. Parents impose curfews to protect their teens, and teens often feel this is an unfair limitation placed upon them. Curfews imposed by state and local governments are even more controversial because it is not only teenagers who disagree with these laws, but many adults as well.

hi.i disagree your answer :) The curfew won't resolve anything. All teenagers will break the rules even though they can go to jail. It's just taking young teenagers their freedom and I do not agree with it. If they're doing it to reduce the crime and drugs, it won't work, because, either way they're going to do it.

I disagree because 16 and 17 is a high school age so they may have game or party from school. And that is the age to learn lot of things and make a mistake, if we don't make a mistake we don't really learn so... We also want to stay at friends house to sleep over or go for a walk with.

Hi Edgardo :) I'm sorry but I disagree to your comment. In my own opinion curfew is not the answer in reducing crime rate and it is also not the only way to teach the teenagers good discipline because it also depends on you, on how you embrace the bad things happening around you (it's either you take that as a lesson or you can decide to do it yourself) because I believe when you have a faith, trust to yourself and dream no matter how hard problems may come you won't let anything or anyone to destroy your personality and your path towards in the achievements of your dreams.

Hi Denise :)) I'm not satisfied to what you've said in your comment, because curfew is not just the answer to avoid teenager to engage in different kinds of crime. It is also depends on the people, when you already know that it's not good to you then don't do it. When you are 10-18 i think you already know what's right and wrong because that's already indicated to you by your parents. So do the things that you think is good to you and avoid those things that you think will push you down.

Hi ! For me is a Big No! having curfew can't take away our freedom. We should understand what curfew is all about. And it's for our own sake, to avoid some incident.

I guess you are wrong, Seniors they all trust them they segregate us in incident or any crime. Well obviously senior are in favor for this kind of law.

good miss froline, I like you comment about the curfew for minor but, i have a disagreement about it, I believe that curfew is not taking freedom of minors, because of the fact that minors has no business roaming at night, they can have they're activity done at day, but there is an exemption of course for those that have important matters to do.


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