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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Hi there Froline Carizon :) Your answer is right but it think it is important to have a curfew for all the minors. Why? Because, 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.

This is in reaction to the comment of LADY ANTONIETTE B. INGCO. It is disadvantageous because a curfew is just another way to control a teen. Teenagers need to learn how to govern themselves and use their freedom. They are on their way to adulthood, where they will have complete freedom. If they are always told when to come home, they might stay out all night or rebel completely when they are free of the curfew.

This is in reaction to the comment of Lady antoniette ingco. Having curfew for minors is disadvantageous because it is unethical to criminalize their simple presence in a public space.

Can it be both ? it can be an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time. for once, minors do not have school work like we do. So being busy with school for him/her to work overtime is out of the factor. but if it is really needed, then they couldn't do their school work (because of the curfew). so my stand is both agreeing and disagreeing. If you got a problem with your child's discipline, get a GPS tracker. or make them report every week like every fugitive on parole in this planet. note: my keyboard would be broken if I hit it.. I'm on my laptop and it'll cost me if this keyboard got broken

for me, curfew for minors also has disadvantage, because there are some times that students are stayed late at their school doing projects/school related activity.

A big advantage for those who go home late. It has a big impact to the community to relinquish night lurker delinquents. They will just gonna be the a hindrance to everybody. While many is asleep. Actually, it happens allot of times that some delinquents just gonna run around and make noise outside. They can commit crimes as many as they want. As for those who go home late(minors who has projects and the like), make sure that DON'T slump yourself if it is something important.

I beg to disagree.. that is why for me it is Disadvantageous.. Curfew is not the only way to prevent crimes, to prevent early pregnancy,,etc. instead this is the result of a wrong way of disciplining there children.. Maybe the only thing they need to do is to Discipline and teach their Children about the causes and effects of their bad action,, The reason why for me it is Dis-advantageous is because not everyone who are working at night are part of those who are prone to be criminals..

I disagree for the things you had said. Its still a disadvantage for those person who come home late and be caught because they violated the curfew hour time limit. If they are just an innocent minors that went home late and get caught, it will just gonna be a bother for them to go home as fast as they can.

I beg to disagree.. that is why for me it is Disadvantageous.. Curfew is not the only way to prevent crimes, to prevent early pregnancy,,etc. instead this is the result of a wrong way of disciplining there children.. Maybe the only thing they need to do is to Discipline and teach their Children about the causes and effects of their bad action,, The reason why for me it is Dis-advantageous is because not everyone who are working at night are part of those who are prone to be criminals..

In my personal experience, I've already been out late at night several times due to my college schedule. My dismissal time back then was 9:00 pm and I have an approximately 1 hour and 30 minute jeepney ride just to get home. And I'm not alone, there are also others who had to do the same thing. Imagine if curfew was there that time, I could've been put to jail. It is disadvantageous in a way that it would limit everyone's time (let's not deny the fact that some college students are still minors) and there are instances that going home late at night is inevitable. It is still the parent's duty to impose their own curfew and not the government itself. Remember the Martial Law? There are a lot of people who got "salvaged" because of this curfew.

I'm in favor of curfew for minors. It's simply because many children are not supposed to be out at night, let's say 11:30 pm. they should be sleeping at the comfort of their homes. Now, if these are street children, then they should be picked up by the officers and be taken to respective orphanages or homes for street children. We actually helped them by putting them to safety.

Advantageous Why?? If we go back to President Marcos administration, he implemented Curfews were everyone are inside their house at 6 :00 o'clock in the evening. If we can see their is good effects of implementing curfew, because their is lessen crime, early pregnancy, etc. Indeed we know being a youth or a teenage is a critical stage because in this age we use to explore. That is why Curfews must be implemented to minors.

In Contrast to Ms. Kristinejoy D. Valbuena's statement. I firmly believe that not everyone who are outside their house are prone to crimes or early pregnancy, curfews are not way to prevent crimes because we can see even at morning crimes happen, and early pregnancy happens by the choice of an individual, it does not happen at night so why do we need to have curfews if we know that such crimes and early pregnancy does not only happen at night. We also need to consider those who work and help their family at night.

Sorry but i won't agree. Curfew for minors is very obliging to the parents also to less the crimes like rape, drug abuse, murder, and holdup etc.. I don't think so of what you said about "once you prohibit the minors to stay outside they become eager to do so", as long as your parents or even your relatives are always there to remind, notice, guide and explain you how important is curfew for the minors and also for the sake of their life and future.

For me, it is disadvantageous. Why? If we were to impose curfew, how about those students who are earning their living at daytime and are enrolled in night class? Often, night class end at 9:00 o'clock in the evening and that's the only time they will be going home. Also, arguing that they should rather enrolled in a morning shift, what about their job at night? Could this possibly means that they should under-time their working hours just because they are afraid to be caught in violation of a curfew? My general point here is this: Curfew on the surface are generally good--however we should also make a view on those minors that are self-supporting on their studies. Rather than imposing a curfew, why don't the government focus on the more visibility of its law enforcers and peacekeepers such as the police and barangay patrols? If they are usually being seen, the minors who are planning to make unnecessary acts might have some fear in pursuing to do it.

This is a reaction to the comment of Alvin Añonuevo. Well Alvin. For me Curfew is disadvantageous. Oo maganda ang hangarin ng Curfew ngunit hindi tayo nakakasiguro na laging visible ang mga taong nakatalaga upang protektahan ang mga kabataan sa labas ng bahay sa dis oras ng gabi.

This is a reaction to the comment of Alvin Añonuevo. For me, disadvantageous. Paano na ang mga esudyanteng umuuwi ng gabi sa kadahilanang may mga bagay na kailangan tapusin na kailangan sa kanilang pag aaral tulad ng group study.

Makatutulong ito sa mga kabataan para makaiwas sa mga masasamang gawi gaya ng paggamit ng mga ilegal na droga at para rin sa kanila upang maging ligtas.

Hi this is Karyl Ladrica, and i just want to share my reaction to your comment. For me, Curfew for minors is not taking away the freedom of the teenagers, but it is a way to teach young people proper discipline and for them to be responsible in every moves they make. :)

This is for the comment of Jeffrey Carrascal. Advantageous, kasi mapipilitan ang mga bata na umuwi ng maaga dahil marami nang mag-iikot na tanod para manghuli ng mga taong nasa kalsada pa sa oras ng curfew. Ito rin ang magiging dahilan para matutukan ng mga kabataan ang kanilang pag-aaral at hindi maligaw sa masamang bisyo.

This is in the reaction to the comment of Lordilyn Hindi ako sumasang-ayon dahil Paano naman yung mga taong hindi maiiwasan na umuwi ng gabi dahil sa malayo ang kanilang paaralan o nagtatrabaho at gabi na hindi ba natin mabibigyan ng komsiderasyon.

This is in the reaction to the comment of Lordilyn ndi ako sumasang-ayon na magkaroon ng curfew for minors dahil yung mga kabataan na may sapat na dahilan kaya umuuwi ng gabi ay maaaring hulihin ng mga opisyal dahil sa paglabag sa curfew at magkaroon ng record na hindi maganda para sa kanila.

This is in the reaction to the comment of Lordilyn, hini ako sumasang ayon sa pagkakaroon ng curfew sa kabataan dahil dito ay maaaring malimitahan ang mga pwedeng gawin ng mga kabataan halimbawa nalang nito ay ang kanilang pag-aaral o pag hahanap buhay na kinakailangan nilang gawin ito sa gabi dahil sa mga ibat-ibang kadahilanan.

This is in the reaction to the comment of Lordilyn, hini ako sumasang ayon sa pagkakaroon ng curfew sa kabataan dahil dito ay maaaring malimitahan ang mga pwedeng gawin ng mga kabataan halimbawa nalang nito ay ang kanilang pag-aaral o pag hahanap buhay na kinakailangan nilang gawin ito sa gabi dahil sa mga ibat-ibang kadahilanan.

This is in reaction to the comment of Cris Steven Traya I disagree, because curfews treat all minors as violators. It turns off good kids and is unfair to them.

For me it is advantageous. It will help teens get enough sleep by being home on that certain time and for them to focus to study their lessons instead of wasting their time with their friends and it is for their own sake for them to avoid getting into trouble.

For me it is advantageous. It will help teens get enough sleep by being home on that certain time and for them to focus to study their lessons instead of wasting their time with their friends and it is for their own sake for them to avoid getting into trouble.

Sang-ayon ako kung may curfew lalo na sa kababaihan dahil , masmaraming narerape dahil sa mga tambay sa mga kanto-kanto. May Side din naman na di ako sumasang-ayon dahil may mga taong may shift na pang-gabi , kaya di maiiwasang malate na umuwi o kaya malayo ang paaralan na kanilang pinuntahan :)) PARA SA INYO DAPAT BANG BIGYAN NG CURFEW ANG MGA TAO ?

Sang-ayon ako kung may curfew lalo na sa kababaihan dahil , masmaraming narerape dahil sa mga tambay sa mga kanto-kanto. May Side din naman na di ako sumasang-ayon dahil may mga taong may shift na pang-gabi , kaya di maiiwasang malate na umuwi o kaya malayo ang paaralan na kanilang pinuntahan :)) PARA SA INYO DAPAT BANG BIGYAN NG CURFEW ANG MGA TAO ?

for me it's advantage because It is wonderful idea for teens to have curfews because it teaches them to be responsible and also considerate of other people around them.I agree that some of Teens may not like the idea of a curfew in the beginning and they may fight with parents about it but they will get in to the point that they will eventually be thankful for their parents for having that when they're still young.

I'm not agree because it is the responsibility of their parents to limit the time of the minors when they are hanging outside during late hours. i think, Curfew for minors is useless because i saw many minors who smoke cigarettes outside everytime i go home at 11:00pm from my work.

DISADVANTAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! WALA NMNG NANGYAYARI EH... DI NAMAN MWAWALA UNG MGA MINORS SA LANSANGAN MPA-ARAW MAN O GABI KASI MERONG MGA PULUBI NA WALA NMNG TIRAHAN.;;; EH PANO NAMAN UNG MGA ESTUDYANTENG GABI NA UNG UWI????????????? HNDI NMN LHAT NG MGA MINORS NA NSA LABAS PA NG GABI AY NAGHAHANAP NG AWAY O NG GULO EHHHH! =P

DISADVANTAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! WALA NMNG NANGYAYARI EH... DI NAMAN MWAWALA UNG MGA MINORS SA LANSANGAN MPA-ARAW MAN O GABI KASI MERONG MGA PULUBI NA WALA NMNG TIRAHAN.;;; EH PANO NAMAN UNG MGA ESTUDYANTENG GABI NA UNG UWI????????????? HNDI NMN LHAT NG MGA MINORS NA NSA LABAS PA NG GABI AY NAGHAHANAP NG AWAY O NG GULO EHHHH! =P

base on my exp,. bawas ang crimes because of curfew,. sila na ginagamit ng mga epal na matatanda para gumawa ng krimen eh,. tapos c pulis pagnahuli sila papangaralan lng,. eh yung nanakaw nila nasan na?,. yung nanakawan kawawa nmn?,. cguro advantageous sya for me,.

PARA PO SA AKIN AY ADVANTAGE.... Dahil kaligtasan nila ang maiisaalangalan kung hindi nila sususundin ang curfew.kapag hindi nila ito sinunod maaari silang mapahamak gaya na lamang na pwede silang masangkot sa gulo,pwede rin silang makursunadahan ng iba ,maaari din siyang madamay kung may gumagamit na bawal na gamot.kaya di lang dapat curfew ang sinusunod natin dapat sundin din natin ang sinasabi ng ating mga magulang.

For me, it is advantage. At my place, there are many minor stand-bys and I don't think they must be like that. They should be studying at home or making their assignments. There is no point for them to stay late at night. Besides they can continue what they're doing at day time.

This is in reaction to the comment of John Kevin. Papaano kung talagang may importanteng gagawin gaya ng mga projects, group works at kung may trahabo sila sa gabi? Dapat naman silang bigyan ng exemption di ba?

ang curfew ay tama na naging batas sa ating lipunan

AKO BILANG MAGAARAL AY SUMASANG AYON SA ATING BATAS NA CURFEW dahil ang batas na ito ay makakatulong sa ating mamayanan na maging matahimik at makaiwas sa gulo tuwing hating gabi... ito rin ang paraan upang maiwasan ang pang aabuso sa mga kababaihan na magahasa isa lang ang aking tanong!!! dapat bang magkaroon ng curfew ang ating mamamayan????????

for me curfew for minors is advantageous,it is the best solution to stop the crimes and riots that minors are involve. Like what happened on our place,before almost every night there are gang war involving teenagers in our baranggay but when the curfew was implemented it was solved.

di ako agree sa curfew kasi nonsense din naman un, sa lugar nga namin madami pa din akong nakikitang tambay na kabataan tuwing gabi. Tuwing sisitahin sila ng mga tanod tatakbo lang paalis tapos babalik ulit dun. Di rin naman nito napipigalan ang crimen tuwing gabi.

disavantageous,di naman lahat ng kabataan na nasa labas tuwing gabi ay gagawa ng masama, katulad ng anak ko,minsan talaga kaylangan nyang umuwi ng gabi dahil may kaylangan silang gawin na assignment or project para sa school,pero alam ko iyon at di ako nagkukulang sa pagtuturo ng tama at mali.

Hello Alyssa Mae Ventosa, i read your comment about "Curfew for Minors: Advantageous or Disadvantageous?" and your stand is "Advantageous" for the reason that they will not stay for a long time and it will be a big help to discipline teenagers. Kindly hear me out, I beg to disagree with your opinion, curfew will not might discipline teenagers thus it will tend to begin a rebellion to their parents that will cause some bad vices or even joining fraternity or sorority, I think the best way to discipline then is to talk to them, understand them and let them understand what is right and what is wrong. Thank you.

for me it's advantageous, it will prevent the minors from engaging to crimes, and will also help them out of any disasters.

curfew for me is advantageous. many people would think that imposing curfew would limit the freedom of the youth but little they know that it is actually for their own good. yes, I know that some people are staying late at night for schoolwork or jobs, but their safety is much more important than anything else. if ever the government would impose this, then school schedules would be adjusted in order to accommodate with this curfew. there are also many children as little as five years old which are roaming around the streets late at night. this habit endangers them, and it is quite helpful if the government would pick those kids up and return them to where they belong. this would also prevent those children from becoming future criminals. now, if people are afraid of the criminal charges, then it should be changed to a lighter penalty, for instance, if a minor is caught, then he is forced to go home, not be incriminated at all. there's nothing wrong with this curfew, people are only quite over reacting regarding this issue.

long before we(our generation) were born, i believe a law or rule of curfew already exists. this prevents possible threats of theft and other related or more hideous crimes committed by the youth.

para sa kin, advantageous po ang pag implement ng curfew. maraming bata ngayon ang sobrang tigas ang ulo kaya naman po sila napapahamak. tsaka parang weird naman po ata kung yung 13 year old na dalagita eh pagala gala sa kalsada, either mapagtripan sya ng mga tambay or meron syang "business" na ginagawa. pag naipatupad na yung curfew, mababawasan na yung mga ganitong klaseng bata tsaka maiiwasan na rin na maging kriminal yung iba. di naman po siguro malaking kawalan yung pag uwi ng maaga di ba?

Advantageous. the curfew for minors is a very nice way to help the parents from guiding their children away from crimes. I, for one is a father, that's why as long as possible, i want my child away from any harm. crimes during night time is very dangerous which involves killings, and other crimes that might result to killings. Making curfew for minors will also lessen the minors who are engaged in petty crimes such as stealing.

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.

For me it is advantageous because nowadays most of the teens spent their night time out the streets instead of spending their times doing their homework or just studying their lessons.Implementing the Curfew Law is one of the best thing to help reduce teens out the streets doing things that is not good like snatching,taking illegal drugs and many more.I believe that these law will help to prevent crimes that was caused by teenagers.

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