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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I agree to arvee that curfew for minors should be implemented because it would help youth to be more responsible in they're doing. It would stop them in staying outside late at night a habit.

I agree to arvee that curfew for minors should be implemented because it would help youth to be more responsible in they're doing. It would stop them in staying outside late at night a habit.

Para sa akin, ang curfew ay hindi mabuti dahil ngayon, maraming mga tinedyer mayroon pa ring bagay na maaaring gawin sa gabi tulad ng mga gawain sa paaralan, trabaho, atbp . Curfew ay maaari pa ring maging batas ngunit ito ay dapat isang desisyon ng pamilya, at hindi ipinatupad ng pamahalaan.

Against ako kase, may mga school activities, events etc. na inaabot ng gabi. Kung sa course namin, may mga times na nag oovernight kami. So di pdeng may curfew un. Also sa mga may trabaho ung student, unfair kung may curfew dahil syempre pano kung un lang ung way nya para makapag aral.

Hello. I read your comment about Curfew for Minors, i just want to let you know that I disagree to you. For me, curfew is disadvantageous because minors can be responsible on their own because they have their own mind to know what they are doing. And they must know how to discipline themselves about the curfew issue, as well as their parents.

Hi :) Sorry but I'm disagree, because the curfew for minor has advantages, why? For the parents of the minor, advantages that because they knew ahead of their children went and also for the safety of minor's well because many young people are lost because of late night they come home. Advantages because as prevention of the dangers.

Advantageous. Eh kasi para naman mabawasan ang crime sa labas. YOU KNOW. At tsaka para di sila masanay at mag enjoy na nasa labas na lang. And para di nila mapabayaan ang pag-aaral nila kakatambay.

Advantageous. Implementing this kind of restriction to minors is absolutely necessary .i think Setting an hour by which minors must be home gives him a sense of structure, predictability and security that will last the rest of their life.

Disadvantageous. I think curfew applies only to those who are outside late at night for no reasons, like what you normally see on teenagers nowadays. But when they catch a student, they should ask for the reason first. It is like basically giving up for your rights

Hi Anthony. I read your comment about this article. And I disagree to you because minors can be responsible enough to know what is right and wrong. Staying late at night doesn't mean your doing something wrong. Work, or other school activities most eapecially when it is rush can also be a good reason. So, why do they need to implement it if parents is just near who can discipline and guide them.

For me Curfew for minor is a must or should be enforce in a Local City or in a State because, in the first place curfew gives limitations for all the minor under 18 years old, limitation in staying outside late at night, limitation for making any kind of crimes or any others acts that's prohibited by our laws.. Second, Curfew also maintain the peace and order in the city and to keep all people in danger that the peer groups can do. And last, Curfew can keep teenagers for all the bad influences that they may acquired or get to the elders doer like smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages and also to illegal drugs..

Hi Camille. I read your opinion about curfew for minors, and sorry because i disagree. For me, Curfew for minors is disadvantageous because hanging out at night is not the only possible reason in staying outside. Minors can also have their work for their daily living. And minors also have their own minds, so, definitely, they also know what they're doing.

Curfew for minors: ad or dis? For me, i disagree.. it will never guarantee to lessen crimes involving minors knowing the fact that the kind of generation that we currently have are very outgoing and adventurous it will only trigger them to break the law but if they have strong parental guidance even without this curfew thing, they won't be mislead.

Hello Mark. I saw you're opinion about the curfew issue and i disagree to you because they can control themselves in taking such bad habits like drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking and using illegal drugs. And you as yourself also know who are with you, and what and where peer group you were.

Curfews will help reduce the crime rate by keeping kids or youth off the street at night. Curfews also teach the importance of keep tracking of time. It will help learn to follow through with showing up to places on time without constantly being late.

Hi, I'm disagree with you Lawrence, because for me though hardly restricted disadvantages because the freedom of the minor. They just want to be free and another not all perish and the curfew though not necessarily executed properly, so the minor is free roam or play at night, they just want to shine in their lives.

I disagree in the implementation of curfews because I do not see them as an advantage for some minors that have jobs to be done during night. If to discipline the youths are the main reason of implementing curfews, there would be a lot of systems to be implemented in replace of curfews.

Hi, I'm disagree with you, because it is disadvantages the curfew for minor, many minor's that can come home at an appropriate time will take that skill into the future. A great way to teach children time discipline without enforcing a curfew is to be disciplined yourself. Parents, and their habits, set the example for teenagers.

Hi, Ms. Lady Antonette Ingco I saw your opinion and I beg to disagree with your stand, not all the time they need to go home early because some teenagers are working student also. They worked to support their education and they are responsible enough to know what wrong and right. They have also their own mind to make decision that they think that it will make their future better.

Curfews have many advantages that teenagers might not realize. These include staying out of trouble, better time management, less sleep deprivation, and increased focus in school. It should be implement to maintain respect for our parents.

Hello, Hazelfaye Altar. I saw your opinion that curfew is advantage. Not all of the time a student can sleep early because they need to accomplish first their task before going to sleep. They also need the help of their classmates for them to finish on what task they have difficulty too. Not all the time the teenagers that surround you are all "bad influnces" but instead they are the ones who will help you survive with what problem you may have.

Hello, Hazelfaye Altar. I saw your opinion that curfew is advantage. Not all of the time a student can sleep early because they need to accomplish first their task before going to sleep. They also need the help of their classmates for them to finish on what task they have difficulty too. Not all the time the teenagers that surround you are all "bad influnces" but instead they are the ones who will help you survive with what problem you may have.

Curfew symbolizes the act of taking away freedom. It could promote rebellion or disobedience. Parents should understand there children.

Implementing a curfew may cause children or teenagers to think that you do not trust them. Sometimes a little trust can go a long way in building your child's confidence and it may open up doorways of communication that weren't between you and your child.

Curfew gives the parents peace of mind. As a parent, knowing that your teenager is home safe and sound at a specific time definitely beats waiting up every weekend until the wee hours of the night wondering if he/she is okay.So we start here with a benefit to the parent.

For me, Curfew for Minors is Advantageous. I agree in implementing the law for having a curfew because it has its purposes; teenagers will learn to manage their time wisely, parents won't have to worry anymore about their children and the growing number of youth crime will be lessen. It will help us to be more responsible and a concern citizen. The implementation of this law will also be a way in order for our country to gain progress.

Keep in mind that curfew do not have to be the same every single night of the week. Many parents may choose to have a set curfew for school nights (weeknights) and another for weekends that may permit a bit extra with friends on the weekends. This way, you can promote more homework and family time during the week.

I understand your point but i disagree with you because some teenagers have part time or working for their studies to go out in midnight for there job. And some teenagers doing an activity to there church like youth night so that i disagree with you

Hello Gemma I know that you have a point but I'm sorry, I'm not agree with you why? because it is advantageous to give a curfew for the minors cause in our country you know that we have a high crime rate even if you can handle your safety or yourself but you will not assure what will happen to you outside and to avoid crime and early pregnancy of teenagers.

Hi! Rito I'm disagree with you because having a curfew is to take away the freedom of a teenagers and some teenagers have an activity in midnight that take long time like practice of the program or doing group project.

Hi! I'm not agree with you because having a curfew is advantageous to prevent crime, early pregnancy, and to discipline the teenagers to learn their limitations.

I disagree with you because for me Curfew is disadvantageous especially to those teenagers who are responsible enough to take care of themselves but only that they are fond of going outside in the middle of the night together with their friends.

I strongly disagree with you. Curfew is disadvantageous because it takes away the freedom of teenagers to go wherever they want. Not all pregnant teenagers and drug addict teenagers go out late at night so i dont think Curfew hours is the solution to lessen this kind of things. Riot also may happen in daytime and drinking alcohol as well.

I disagree with your comment, because female teenagers/minor can prevent early pregnancy even if there are no curfew, it is in there own decision whether they want to be pregnant early. and how about those students working late at night in the house of their classmates to finish their projects and they come home late. it is for their studies.

I beg to disagree with you. Curfew is disadvantageous to those teenagers who are working part-time especially when they are on closing or graveyard shift. There is no need for the curfew law , that is the reason why there are barangay police to protect their community at all times so curfew law is not necessary. It is the responsibility of the policemen to protect their specific place , there is no need for curfew law.

For me,it is advantage to continuously advocate this law.So that we can lessen the crime that a minor may encounter. And for minor/s to be disciplined.

I totally disagree with your comment, because teenagers can use drugs even if it is not late at night. they can stay out of trouble if they want to. i have many friends that used to hangout at night but they do not fail in school. it depends upon the person.

I disagree with you. Curfew is disadvantageous for teenagers that have an emergency calls or maybe groupworks all the way from their classmates from other places. I don't think curfew will be the solution to lessen crimes involving teenagers. I also think that if there is no curfew there is more chance to discipline teenagers because they can practice to go home on time and take care of themselves in the middle of the night.

i disagree with your comment, it depends upon the person if they want to drink and get pregnant, its in their decision if they want to ruin their life.

The minors can stay away from trouble if they want to, it depends to them if they want to get in trouble and get hurt.

Hi. Good day. I just want you to know that I am strongly disagree about your comment about the advantages of curfew minors. Not all students or youth were engaged to drinking alcoholic drinks or even using prohibited drugs. Sometimes youth who where staying late at night are students who works at night to support their studies or those students who rush to finish their school works. Thank you and Godbless.

Hi. Good day. I just want you to know that I am strictly disagree about your comment. Just want to say something. Maybe those high school students have more time doing their school works at day time but for us college students we have limited time. We should be responsible for ourselves for telling our parents where we are. We should know the differences of right things to do to wrong.

Hi. Good day. I just want you to know that I am strongly disagree about your comment because it's not true that us minors are not aware of what we are doing. We all know that we are aware. We just need to be responsible and have a discipline. Thank you and God bless!

Hi. Good day. I just want to say something about your comment. Can I ask you first? Do you already there during Marcos Era? I am strongly disagree about your comment because if there is a curfew on 10, how about those students whose dismissal is at 9 p.m. and go on a ride for almost an hour? Maybe they will always sent to jail and cannot focus and do some school works in jail. Just a simple reminder, we all have to be responsible and disciplined in all the things we are doing. Thank you and God bless!

my reply to JohannaTrespeces : i disagree to what you said. Curfew is a good thing to be implemented because people needs to be disciplined, specially minors . The hard headed ones should realize that staying way too late outside is not good. and plus its for the greater good.

MY REPLY TO Jolly Ann C. Acang: i am against to what you have said , curfew is a law to be implemented for the sake of the minors.. it is not right to stay up late at night outdoors having fun with friend like what you said. and if their doing school activities, they should probably inside a house.. there is a lot more to disagree with what had commented.

my reply to Gemma C. Gutierrez: I disagree to what you said that curfew is a disadvantage. curfew is implemented for the security of the minors. Based on my observation, many minors are really hard headed, and even their parents can't control them. Curfew is for the minors who has no discipline on theirselves.

My reply to Abigail C. Edillor: i don't agree to you. For me curfew is a good thing,, what you are saying is that what about those students having their part time jobs.. Of course they have their right to present an I.D. and explain that they work graveyard shifts.. I just can't see anything to agree with what you said.

Hi, I disagree to you. Even though they say that the youth is the hope of our country it dose n't mean that they have to experience night life in that age, there a right time that they will experience night life. while they are young they should be at their home and be with their family at night.

I disagree to you. if you think that the reason why they implement a curfew is because they have no trust to the minors, minors should prove to them that seniors should trust them, that they will not do anything that will harm them and will put them in an unwanted situation.


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