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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ADVANTAGE: For me curfew is really good for minors because it can help us to prevent accident and trouble in the middle of the night.And it can help to maintain the safeness and wellness of teenagers.

It is disadvantageous to imply those curfew hours for the minors because, like what had been said above, all of us has our own time management in a particular place, so why do they try to be a hindrance on our plans? Then for me, it's on the parents responsibility to discipline and to tighten their belts on their children. Another, what would be the purpose of the security units that supervise at nights? They must not arrest innocents rather, guide them well and also be a parents outside the house.

It is disadvantageous to imply those curfew hours for the minors because, like what had been said above, all of us has our own time management in a particular place, so why do they try to be a hindrance on our plans? Then for me, it's on the parents responsibility to discipline and to tighten their belts on their children. Another, what would be the purpose of the security units that supervise at nights? They must not arrest innocents rather, guide them well and also be a parents outside the house.

For me, I think it is advantageous. Simply because teens are off the streets and in homes where they can be safe and out of trouble. I believe that this helps keep kids out of trouble, because they can be inside homes doing something productive. Being outside just wastes their time, but they don't realize this, because they think it's okay.

I agree with you. I also think that curfew is advantageous because as you've said it teaches minors like us to be more responsible. It can also help us to get enough sleep and function well in school.

Di ako pabor sa pagpapatupad ng curfew na yan kasi para tinanggalan mo rin ng kalaayan ang mga kabataan. Hindi sagot ang curfew para mawala ang kaguluhan,bagkus mas marerebelde pa ang mga kabataan. At mas madalas na mangyari yung mga krimem sa araw, at hindi naman lahat ng krimen ay kabataan ang pasimuno. Lalabagin lang din naman yan ng kabataan eh. Mas pagtunan na lang natin ng pansin kung paano mas mapapatatag ang seguridad sa lahat ng oras.

Curfew is important because it will help parents to discipline their children. It will also help minors to avoid alcohol drinking, exposure to drugs and bad influence during night time. it can also be help to make minors to avoid joining fraternities. and with this family can become closer to each other

Pabor ako sa curfew for minors dahil para din ito sa kaligtasan ng mga bata. Wala namang reason para mag stay ang mga bata sa kalye pagkatapos ng klase nila sa school. Nakakatulong din ito para maging disiplinado at maging responsable ang mga kabataan.

Implementing curfew hour for minors for me is ADVANTAGEOUS. For it really help, not just the young people themselves but also to the society to lessen the growing percentage of crime involving the youth nowadays. Because this law will let them to avoid or adapt bad influences or doings during night and to discipline them as well.

I believe that it is advantageous to impose a curfew for minors. The crime rates done by minors are keep on rising and having a curfew imposed can help to reduce it. It will be a way to help the youths to avoid bad activities like drinking alcohol, exposure to drug abuse and being involve in crimes at night time. This will also be of help to discipline minors and keep them inside their house where they can interact more with their family and not only their peers.

I'am against kasi may mga minor na lumalabas ng gabi dahil kailangan at parang hindi naman tama na patulugin sila sa barangay ng dahil lng 10 ng gabi nasa kalsada pa sila

I agree that implementing curfew is an advantageous. In our present times we must take action that will make the crime and incidents done by minors to reduced. it will also help them realize that it is better to stay in the side of their family that together with their friends outside that may only give them troubles.

I am pro with the curfew for minors. it may help them to avoid things that could be dangerous specially at night .. and this will also make them a well disciplined person

The objective of Curfew Law to minimize street violence can be an aid to lessen street violence; but as far as I'm concerned i don't think it's the appropriate way to do so because for me its better if they would just designate an officer to be in charge of peace and order than to arrest a youngster just because of a simple presence in the street.And let's say ,a student was caught late but the truth is he/she just finish a school activity and other thing is that what if there's an emergency? For me, this law doesn't acknowledge all the factors or situations that a certain youth probably encountered before going home late.

For me curfew for minors creates different advantages to reduce crime rate by keeping kids off the street at night. It teaches the minors to be disciplined, responsible and considerate to their surroundings. It will also help the students to study instead of having fun with their friends. And they will be more conscious to do their home works and they will grow from different knowledge that he/she may encountered.

para sa akin disadvantage na sa ngayon ang pagkakaroon ng curfew para sa mga minor de edad. hindi naman kasi lahat ng minor de edad ngayon ay sinusuprtahan ng kanilang mga magulang kaya kailangan nilang magtravaho kahit na gabi na. paano nalang nila masusuportahan ang sarili o pamilya nila kung magkakaroon pa ng curfew. ngayon kasi kahit gabi ginagawang umaga para lang kumita ng pera

Implementing Curfew Law is designed to protect children and teens in order for them not to engage in different crimes that usually occur late at night. Curfew is advantageous not only with teenagers rather it would also allow the city to have quiet time, in which the residents being able to sleep without any disruptive behavior. Teenagers will also be responsible in managing their time as they will focus in their study and not on bad habits. In short, curfew helps to maintain peace and order situation since we never know when or where the danger comes.

I disagree with you. For me as a parent or guardian, disadvantages for implementing curfew will be that children/teenagers will think that we don't trust them. Which eventually may lead or promote them to rebellion and disobedience towards us.

It has the advantage to implement curfew for minors, it teaches minors to become responsible at their age. It also helps develop discipline and prevent minors to do some criminal activities and other bad habits that might occur without their parental supervision at night.

Having a curfew for minors is generally safer for several reasons. With everything dangerous that goes on during the later hours of the night, parents will feel at ease knowing that their children is going to be home at a certain hour. This will also help the minors to be responsible enough to be home before it gets too late.

It is an advantage for minors because Curfew hour is intended for their safety. Simple as that.

May point ka naman Edgardo kaso sa tingin ko hindi kelangan ng curfew kasi pano kming mga estudyante na katulad ko palaging inaabot ng gabi sa labas para gumawa ng mga projects. Nasa mga magulang na natin yun kung paano ididisiplina ang kani-kanilang mga anak...

i agree with you on that. it really is advantageous to implement curfew for minors. it really is dangerous to just let youth roam around at night especially on the current condition of our environment right now.this is also for their own good, this will help them know what the right thing to do at their young age.

i agree with you. having curfew for minors can make them be a disciplined person.and this will be a reason for them to interact more with their family at home where they are safer.

for the sake of the minors it is advantageous for me to strictly implement curfew. it may lessen the crime and accidents involving teenagers. it also helps minors to be aware and responsible for their actions.

Advantageous: Implementing Curfew Law is obligatory in a certain community to avoid or lessen the uncertainty or accidents which minors might be involved into. It is best for all minors for which it develops and improves them to be responsible enough for all their actions. It will also be a way to have enough time to do the important matters about schoolwork and have more time to interface with their families.

i have to disagree with you Justine. hindi naman kasi lahat ng kabataang nasa labas ng bahay sa gabi ay masama na ... yung iba kasi kailangan nilang magtrabaho just to provide their everyday needs. paano nalang po yung mga working students or yung mga kabataang minor de edad na kailangang magtrabaho ng gabi. tsaka what if magkaroon sila ng record nang wala naman silang ginagawang masama .. that'll be a problem. kaya disadvantage sa panahon ngayon ang pagkakaroon ng curfew hours for minors.

Curfew is Advantage specially for the minors because it can prevent accident and to avoid the minors not to be involve in crime. In sake of the safety of the youth

Sorry pero hindi ako sumasang-ayon sa curfew dahil may mga minor de edad na estudyante na nag-aaral sa umaga at nagtatrabaho sa gabi. Mayroon din ibang pagkakataon na may mga group projects, o hindi kaya school activities na umaabot na ng gabi. Ang lahat ng bagay ay may advantage at disadvantage kaya masasabi ko na ang curfew ay hindi advantageous sa lahat ng minor de edad lalo na para sa mga estudyanteng nag-aaral at nagtatrabaho.

I think we can lessen the crimes here in our country including child abuse, rape and etc. if our government implement this kind of law and i think it will help the students to study hard because they have time to study.

Having curfew for minors is the way to protect minors from trouble or accidents. If curfew is not allowed in your place many children will learn bad things such as addiction in drugs. It will also help parents to discipline their child to not stay outside their house at the middle of the night.

it is advantageous kasi para maiwasan ang mga gang fight tuwing gabi, lalo na, ang mga minors mulat sa ganitong sistema. isa pa, ung mga minors na nagiinuman sa kalye, uso din yun, tapos ung mga krimen , para maiwasang mainvolve ang mga minors lalo na pag gabi.

For me, i agree what Edgardo's comment kasi magkakaroon ng time ang mga students na mag aral at gumawa ng kanilang mga homeworks. At maiiwasan di natin ang iba't-ibang youth crime sa ating bansa. And i think magiging katuwang ng mga magulang ang gobyerno para sa kaligtasan ng kani-kanilang mga anak.

Its advantage for the for the good purpose. Minors need to disciplined and supervised. It will be helpful for their safety and away from undesirable activities that they can get from streets.

hindi namn kelangan ng curfew para madisiplina ang mga minors para sa akin nasa mga magulang kung paano nila ididisiplina mga anak nila. Hindi natin hawak oras natin paano kapag may importanteng ggwin at as a student meron kaming sariling time management.

I agree for it is Advantageous. Applying this kind of restriction for minors is absolute necessary. In this case, there will be a satisfaction of peace in a particular community and minors will enhance their attitude to become well-discipline and building such a great virtue that serves and helps in preparing them to become well-rounded citizen of our country. Minors also learn the importance of using time effectively and wise. Crimes and other accidents that may happen to them will be diminished.

Curfew for minors have a lot of advantageous, it will help to reduce the crime rate by keeping them off the street at night. It can also teach them how importance to keep tracking the time. And it help them to be responsible and considerate to other people around them.

Galing mo friend!!! I AGREE =)))

I agree because it has benefits both with the children and their parents. With the parents, they will not worry whether their child is safe or not, same with the child they are safe at that time inside their house because nowadays, crime has spread through different places.

I agree. Implementing curfew for minors makes everybody feel safe and untroubled, not only for the parents or guardian but also to the people around us. Curfew helps lessen incidents or such accidents at night.It is better to stay at home early because as we all know, especially nowadays, the situation of the new generation is more dangerous compared in before.

i agree..its because more and more crimes that happen in our country..esp. involving by minors..

As a teenager I don’t agree with the curfews as long as I know my limitations. And as a teenagers I have a freedom to associate with whoever I want, and should be entitled to a degree of my personal freedom.

As a concern and loving parents to my child I agree with the curfews for minors, because all good parents are worry about their kids when they are out with friends at night, regardless of how much they trust them to make the right choices.

The Curfew for minors has disadvantages too. We don’t need curfew because we all know the right thing for our sake. And we cannot able to do the things that can give freedom to us.

Advantage (pero medyo disadvantage): Advantage ang so-called 'curfew' hindi para sa mga kabataan pero para sa mga magulang at sa government. Mapapadali ang trabaho ng mga Baranggay Pulis at Tanod kung mababawasan ang dami ng mga tambay sa lansangan lalo na ang mga kabataan. Ganun din, tiyak na mababawasan ang lumalalang bilang ng Youth Crime sa bansa. Ganun pa man, nakasaad sa artikel na ito; "A CURFEW IS A LAW... that restricts certain people from being in public places at specified times of the day." Ibig sabihin, hindi talaga eksaktong HINDI-PWEDE all the time. May mga specified na oras at lugar lang. At to some extent pwedeng mag-consider, depende sa excuse o sa dahilan para abutin ng late night or very early morning sa labas. Overall: I guess curfew can make a significant difference depende sa kung paano ito paiiralin at ipapatupad.

Advantage (pero medyo disadvantage): Advantage ang so-called 'curfew' hindi para sa mga kabataan pero para sa mga magulang at sa government. Mapapadali ang trabaho ng mga Baranggay Pulis at Tanod kung mababawasan ang dami ng mga tambay sa lansangan lalo na ang mga kabataan. Ganun din, tiyak na mababawasan ang lumalalang bilang ng Youth Crime sa bansa. Ganun pa man, nakasaad sa artikel na ito; "A CURFEW IS A LAW... that restricts certain people from being in public places at specified times of the day." Ibig sabihin, hindi talaga eksaktong HINDI-PWEDE all the time. May mga specified na oras at lugar lang. At to some extent pwedeng mag-consider, depende sa excuse o sa dahilan para abutin ng late night or very early morning sa labas. Overall: I guess curfew can make a significant difference depende sa kung paano ito paiiralin at ipapatupad.

yeah! I agree on your comment!!! ONE OF THE MOST THING THAT HAPPEN IN NIGHT IS SEXUAL THINGS and there are MINORS who are INVOLVING in that. Curfew can make prostitution lesser! since rape is now happening in everywhere!!!!!! God Bless! :)

I agree that a curfew for minors is advantage, because this will set them up to feel safe and will give them a sense of boundaries in their life. When they must be home by a certain hour, teenager must develop their ability to plan, prioritize and act proactively within prescribed time boundaries.

i beg to disagree. that curfew is good only for those who are not working at night. what will happen if that law might approve, are you saying that those who are working at night may have the possibility to stop their work? i am on the side that you or they might be in danger but let us not put only to on possibility and reason , let us be considerate to others.

Implementing curfew hour is advantageous, for it help us, ourselves, to be a disclipined individual. To avoid roaming around at late night, and as well as the temptation of evil doings outside.

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