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.
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·         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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ako po ay sumasang ayon sa pagpapatupad ng curfew para po mabawasan ang krimeng kinakasangkutan ng mga menor de edad tuwing gabi at maging malayo sila kapahamakan

Ako po ay sumasang-ayon sa pagpapatupad ng curfew dahil maaaring maiwasan ang disgrasya sa labas ng lansangan sa oras ng hatinggabi.Makakatulong ito upang maiwasang madamay ang mga menor de edad sa mga kaguluhan sa labas ng lansangan at maiiwasan din ang mga pagkasangkot ng mga menor de edad sa mga masasamang bisyo at mga karahasan.

Advantage po ang curfew dahil ang ang curfew ay makakatulong sa mga kabataan upang maiwasan ang mga gulo at away.Ang curfew ay mahalaga dahil ito ay makatulong sa kabutihan ng mga kabataan.At upang mapanatili ang kaayusan at katahimikan sa lugar,at upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng mga bata sa daan sa oras ng gabi

advantage dahil nakakatulong ito sa atin lalo na sa mga kabataang hindi umuwi ng gabi galing sa trabaho; kung working student,galing sa paaralan o kahit galing sa galaan.madalas nagiging disadvantage ito sa iba dahil marahil,gabi silang umuuwi.ngunit ito rin naman ay para sa ating mga kapakanan.dahil nakakatulong ito upang maiwasan ang disgrasya o sakuna sa madidilim na lansangan at upang makaiwas sa mga away sa labas na nagiging dahilan ng karahasan.

Para po sa akin bilang estudyante,ang Curfew ay Advantageous dahil sa panahon ngayon,marami nang mga kabataan ang nagkalat sa kalye kahit Alas-Dose pasado na. Dapat itong ipatupad dahil laganap na ngayon ang mga krimen,mga karahasan at mga pang-aabuso sa mga kabataan.Tama lang rin na pumayag ang mga magulang dito.Dapat lahat ay sumang-ayon dito dahil para sa ikabubuti naman ng mga kabataan ito. Kaya para sa akin,Ang curfew ay dapat na ipatupad.

advantage upang ang mga bata ay hindi malagay sa panganib at gabihin sa labas.maaari ring madisiplinA ang mga bata sapagkat hindi na sila makakapaggala o makakalabas sa oras ng klase o tuwing gabi,ngunit sila rin ay pwedeng lumabas/gumala ngunit may pahintulot ng magulang

Bilang isang mag-aaral,para po sa akin ang Curfew ay sobrang Advantageous.Dahil sa panahon ngayon marami nang mga kabataan ang nagkalat sa kalye kahit Alas-Dose pasado na.Nararapat lang na ipatupad ito dahil laganap na ang mga krimen,mga karahasan at mga pang-aabuso lalo na sa mga kabataan.Dapat naman talagang ipatupad ang Curfew sapagkat maaaring epekto nito ay ang maagang pagbubuntis ng ibang mga kabataan,Ang pagiging batang ina at batang ama.Sa gabi rin kasi madalas na nangyayari ang mga ganitong pagkakataon.Tama lang rin na sumang-ayon din ang mga magulang dahil para sa ikabubuti rin naman ng kanilang mga anak ito. Kaya ako bilang isang Grade 7 ay sumasang-ayon sa pagpapatupad ng Curfew.

ADVANTAGE sumasang ayon po ako sapagkat makatutulong upang maiwasan po ang mga menor edad na gumagamit ng pinagbabawal na gamot,pagbabarkada na lumalabas ng gabi para sa pansariling kasiyahan at hindi alam kung ligtas ba sila o hindi.upang maiwasan din po ang mga batang nawawala para gahasain,kunin ang mga ibang parte sa katawan upang ibenta at upang patayin ng ibang tao.at may iba rin pong nagnanakaw at ang iba pa po ay mga dalagita na nagbebenta ng katawan.

This is in reaction to the comment of Karyl Ladrica. I'm not in favor with curfew for minors, because like what they stated above, what if students have their part time jobs, school activities and others? Not all reasons why young people are outdoors during midnight are bad.

Curfew is advantageous to minors in a way that parents will be more at eased that their siblings are safe at home. And besides crimes involving the minors will be lessen late at night.

This is in reaction to the comment of Kenny I think curfew will affect the trust in the family and can cause rebellion to the minors.

This is in reaction to the comment of Kenny Roa it is disadvantageous to have a curfew for minors. Many teens are sometimes go out at night without permission of the parents. it sometimes caused rebellion.

This is reaction to the comment of Kenny I think it is disadvantageous to those students going home late for some group study.

For me , curfew for minors are disadvantageous, because it is up to the parents to decide when their children should be home. 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 they just want to have fun and do whatever they want whenever they want. And she/he knows what is right.. Minors are their parents' responsibility, not the rest of society. In addition, many minors work at night or are involved in activities, such as sporting events, that end late at night. If the minors are not engaging in criminal behavior, I see no purpose in turning their being out at night into a crime. It's not fair to arrest a law-abiding youth for simply being outside.

This is in reaction to the comment of Reinen Jane Somao-i I Agree to the idea of having a curfew for the minors. First of all, being outside in a late hour would cause the minors to be involved in many trouble. this might make them do nasty things like drinking, committing immoral things, or even try doing crimes. With the things they are now, there are also many gangs that might put these minors in danger. And for this, so I stand on having a curfew with minors.

I am not in favor of implementing curfews. The very simple reason I have in mind is that no one can be branded as a criminal by just staying in a public place. I mean, a public place is somewhere people can stay because they are free to stay there -- especially because the terms trespassing and invasion of privacy do not apply in such places. There are people who stay up late at night working (i.e. -- workers, students with overnight sessions due to schoolworks). A place can be safer even if it exists without curfews. The important ingredient missing-in-action is the law enforcers who must present themselves especially at night to keep everyone safe.

This is in reaction to monica.posadas' comment: I do not agree. Students are vulnerable to sudden attacks of violence and crime at night, thus they must be protected. If they stay at home with their parents, they will be free from harm.

Curfew for minors: Advantageous One of the laws that is implemented in a certain area or barangay primarily to have peace and order is curfew. It is advantageous in such a way that parents are given an opportunity to think well before allowing their minor children to go anywhere. Curfew could be another way to avoid and to lessen the crimes or even troubles to minors. In terms of school works or projects, students can contribute to their group works through the use of modern technology like computers (using social networking sites) or the use of cellular phones (in giving ideas), on these way there is no need to students to go out late at night just to finish their task. Finally, curfew is just one of the actions of the local government concerning about the safety of minors.

this is my reaction to the comment of Reinafel M. Estopin i agree with her na Disadvantage dahil kahit ako na estudyante ay umuuwi na ng gabi dahil sa panggabi kong klase at karamihan naman samin ay may mabuting dahilan

Disadvantageous. I think, nowadays, it won’t really help or wala naman magagawa. Generation today is different. Hindi na tayo katulad before na before 6 or 6 pm sharp minors must be home already. There are lot of instances that needs and make minors go home late, for example, school work, distance from school and their house and a lot more. If we would look on the side that minors would just hang around and do nothing, there are also times that they have permission with their parents. It’s the parents and the child responsibility to handle and have full control of the situation because; even in the morning accidents happen.

Curfew for minors is disadvantageous, Para sakin bilang estudyante nasa magulang ang kakayahan na disiplinahin ang isang minor, simply because bilang mga young citizen dapat sinusunod nila ang mga magulang o ang nakakatanda sa kanila. Hindi naman nangangahulugan na kapag ginagabi ang isang minor ay may mga kalokohan na, maaari naman na school activity ang dahilan sa pag-uwi ng gabi. Isa pa madalas mga ang mga nakakatanda ang dahilan ng ingay sa gabi dahil sa kaunting kasiyahan daw, pero hindi nila alam nakakabulabog na sila ng kapitbahay. Tama lang siguro na dapat local government ang nag babantay sa nasasakupan nila upang mas maging peaceful.

This is a reaction to the comment of Ma. Cristina Orfanel. may be your right for some reason but giving minors a curfew may able to them to not commit a crime or either way out became a victim of a crime and also lessen the crime which some minors are involve. we all know that some syndicates uses minor for them to commit a crime , because they know that even minor committed a crime , they cannot imprisoned them. and yes your right , parents have a role in disciplining their own child and giving also a Curfew in their own child or may be implementing this will also help parents in disciplining them

this is my reaction to the comment of Reinafel M. Estopin Definitely Curfew for minors is an advantage for all the parents because this can reduce the amount of worrying and can help the parents be sure about the safety of their children.

It is advantageous. I think it would help minimize those problems like group riots where usually minors are involve. It will also prevent minors from being the victim of crimes such as rape, robbery etc.

Curfew for Minors are advantageous because, it can prevent accident and crime in the streets and roads.. We notice nowadays teenagers suffers from early pregnancy other engage in alcoholic drinking, drugs, and joining fraternity.. So having a curfew is good because many parents are not worrying of there son/daughter, and they can protect their child properly.

This is a reaction to the comment of Ma. Cristina Orfanel. Curfew for minors would be advantageous for parents in terms of disciplining their children. curfew will serve as a disciplinary action. this would also prevent those agendas of minors at night that would cause them future problem/s specifically those that their parents don't want them to do. :)

Disadvantageous because curfew for minors means of bad criticize for them being simple there in public place late have some reason.Sometimes it's because of projects,work,practice, or important things or simply an emergency.

This is a reaction to the comment of Nerielyn De Asis. For me, it is disadvantageous. What about those students who have group projects that must be done after school? They wont be able to accomplish their project on time because of the curfew.

This is a reaction to the comment of Ma. Cristina Orfanel." For me, the advantage of curfew to prevent crime, because more crimes in the evening than in the morning.

This is a reaction to the comment of Reinafel M. Estopin. It is advantageous, because we all know that midnight was the time that most of the opportunistic people comes everywhere and we also know that most of the crimes are done outside our home. We cannot control the things that everyone's been doing at night. To lessen our parents anxiety towards us minors we need this law for us to be more safe rather than sorry.

This is in reaction to the comment of nerielyn de asis. I disagree. Because of the possible thing that could happen to the minor who is caught, what if he were outside just because of emergency or for important reasons ? It not right to bring them to jail or give them a fine.

This is a reaction to the comment of Ms. Nerielyn De Asis. It is a disadvantage especially to students. Sometimes there's no other choice but to go home late because of school projects .

Curfew for minors is advantageous. It is dangerous to walk at night, even as a group of minors. You won't know if those around you have bad intentions, so it is always safe to bring a guardian when staying out at night.

This is in reaction to the comment of John Elyser Forbes I disagree, is having a criminal record because of staying out late at night an advantage? i think not.

This is in reaction to the comment of John Elyser Forbes I think curfew for minors is a disadvantage. I see nothing wrong in staying out late at night. And it cannot be avoided because as a student there are times that you need to go to a friends house and finish late at night.

In my opinion curfew for minors is disadvantageous, because children in their mid-teens have many legitimate reasons to be out at night without adults. Many will have part-time jobs, for example in fast-food restaurants. Others are entering their college which need more time especially when there are a group projects or group reports. Then if they caught because of the curfew they will have a record in the barangay and because of it, it will affect the child to find a job in the future. He or She will suffer even though he did nothing wrong.

This is my reaction to the comment of Jennifer Monterey. For me It's Advantageous because as of crime today, more minors are involved like robbery, holdup, and even murder. Lesser and decrease the criminality, and the minors will protected to any syndicate.

This is a reaction to the comment of John Azel D. De Loreto. I disagree, curfew is advantageous because "Youth crime" is a major and growing problem, often involving both drugs and violence. Particularly worrying is the rise of youth gangs who can terrorise urban areas and create a social climate in which criminality becomes a norm. 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. Curfews are easy to police compared to other forms of crime prevention, and are therefore effective.

This is in reaction to the comment of Reinen Jane Somao-i I'm in favor to the issue regarding curfew for minors. It is one way to protect any children from harm outside their house. Also curfew will restrict minors to do any useless activity late at night.

This is a reaction to the comment of John Azel D. De Loreto. Curfew is advantageous especially for us, teens. Teens get into lots of trouble when they are out past their curfew. They get caught smoking and doing other things that are illegal and they get in trouble with the police. Teens need curfews, if parents won't care at least the state will. There is no point in letting kids and teens out so late.

This my reaction to the comment of Jennifer Monterey. advantage kasi sa ganung paraan mas maiiwas sila sa gulo at accident at karmihan ng krimen ngayon involves minor so may posibility na mabawasan ang crime rate kahit papano.

This my reaction to the comment of Jennifer Monterey. advantage kasi sa ganung paraan mas maiiwas sila sa gulo at accident at karmihan ng krimen ngayon involves minor so may posibility na mabawasan ang crime rate kahit papano.

MY REACTION TO THE COMMENT OF JENNIFER MONTEREY. Advantage because the minors will prone to danger at mapapagtuonan ng panahon ang kanlang pagaaral.

This is my reaction to the comment of Jennifer Monterey. For me It's Advantageous because as of crime today, more minors are involved like robbery, holdup, and even murder. Lesser and decrease the criminality, and the minors will protected to any syndicate.

This is my reaction to the comment of Jennifer Monterey. For me It's Advantageous because as of crime today, more minors are involved like robbery, holdup, and even murder. Lesser and decrease the criminality, and the minors will protected to any syndicate.

For me, Curfew for minors is an advantage. Minors being at home in specific time gives their parents peace of mind. Knowing that their child/children were in their house make them free from worries. If they are already at home, they can make their homework done early and also avoiding them in committing in public crimes. Curfews can make less criminal and gang activity including use and sell of drugs and alcohol in the streets.

I disagree that curfew is advantageous. Setting a curfew may cause the minors to think that you do not trust them and they may use this as one of their key arguments against having a curfew.

In my opinion curfew for minors are disadvantageous because just like me as a student its hard for us to accomplish our duty in school in a short period of time in the morning.

DISAGREE. Most of the minors need to stay out late for school activities. Also if you let the government control what time you are outside that's basically giving up your rights. Curfew will create rebellion to the teens. This will make teens think that their parents didn't trust them.

For me Curfew for minors is advantageous, because it will prevent and minimize or even stop the growing numbers of youth involved in crimes. Some of the young people nowadays, are spending their time just to go somewhere, meet with their friends or have an eyeball with the person that they don't really know at night, and some of them take drugs, having early pregnancy, addiction to computer games, and etc. It can help minors to avoid take alcoholic drinks and smoke. It can also help minors to give more attention for their studies and not to have a lower grades in school.

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