Teenage Curfews Essay, Research Paper
Should our teens have a teen curfew implemented in our neighborhood?
What is there to do so late at night? That?s what many parents ask their children. But
The answer they get out of their kids is usually the biggest lie ever. ?Imposing a curfew to
Keep our teenagers off the streets at night isn?t the answer. Curfews are an impractical
Solution to a serious problem?, says Bob Harkins of the Teenage Review. Today?s kids
Aren?t likely to listen to theses laws anyway. In order for a curfew to work parents would
Have to implement it. Today?s police officers are to busy and the lack the numbers to
Baby-sit our countries children. Plus in order for this to work you would need the parents
Support, and many parents either don?t know about the curfew or just simply don?t care.
But on the other hand many people agree that a curfew would work our neighborhoods
Problems. ?If you chase people off the streets and lock them in their doors, there
Behavior is bound to change?, says Time Magazine.
The one main conflict will be is are the people really going to listen to these rules
If change is applied. Rules are made to be broken is the way many teenagers live today.
Many parents would love this idea but then you have the kids who totally disagree with
the idea and want to be free. This would also cut?s into people?s civil rights as a citizen
of the United States. But no matter what people say it is impossible to please everyone
and kids and parents are going to have different views about the whole thing.
All in all I believe that giving a universal curfew is very foolish. My reasoning
behind this is the fact that having other people parent your children isn?t right. The other
people being the police officers have better thing to worry about like murders and
violence, not making sure little tommy is in bed by twelve oclock. Curfews should be the
responsibility of the parents and what they feel is right for their child. The reasoning for
this is that certain children would ruin it for others. What I mean by this is that parents
know what there child is like and whether he is responsible enough to take care of
himself late at night. That?s were there should be a certain sense of security. In saying
that I mean that if something happens to you, your parents should be the first ones to
know about it, a simple call can make all the difference. Basically the way to a later
curfew is just the simple matter of trust.
After researching this topic I don?t doubt that if extreme measures are taken the
crime will go down. And I don?t doubt that success in one area will lead to efforts in
other areas. I do have doubts though about this country trying to end the constant war
between parents and children with the cops, sirens, fines, and jails. Leave this one up to
the parents and let them take it on the chin if there kid screws up.