Curfew Is Beneficial to Teenagers

1234 WordsDec 16, 20125 Pages
Curfew is a set time which teenagers will have to schedule their activities around. Generally, this curfew doesn’t change and helps your teen to understand boundaries. It is a wonderful idea for teens to have curfews because it teaches them to be responsible and also considerate of other people around them. As teenagers, it is natural for adolescents to feel like their freedoms are being taken away and that their parents don’t know what is best. However, curfew is put in place for the direct opposite, which is keeping teenagers out of trouble. Curfew teaches teenagers time management, it could lower the crime rate in local areas, and it could give teenagers an overall better relationship with their parents. Because of these reasons, I…show more content…
Most people would say yes. This is because many crimes, such as burglary, rape, and drunk driving occur much more often at night than during the day. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, two-thirds of sexual assaults happen at night. Curfews can prevent teenagers from interacting with people who commit these crimes, as well as keep them inside their rooms so they can’t commit these crimes themselves. As it is seen in the news very often, most DUI’s are given to teenagers who are driving home on their way back from a party they shouldn’t have been at. That is the purpose of these kinds of parties being late at night, so teens can do things such as drinking, smoking, and drugs, which they cannot do as easily in broad daylight. I believe that if a parent sets a curfew and sticks by it firmly, then the number of DUI’s will greatly decrease. In addition, many states have laws and restricted licenses for teens regarding how late they are permitted to drive. Setting a curfew can help your child abide these laws and is a good way of justifying your having a curfew for them. Our streets will be much safer if teenagers everywhere had a curfew which they had to abide by. In addition to everything previously mentioned, curfews can also greatly improve a teenagers relationship with their parents. Knowing that your teenager is home safe and sound at a specific time definitely beats waiting up every weekend until the hours of the night wondering if he/she is
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