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Youth Curfews What are they and do we need them? A short definition of a curfew is a time of night that if you are under 18 , 16 or whatever the age is

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Youth Curfews What are they and do we need them? A short definition of a curfew is a time of night that if you are under 18 , 16 or whatever the age is, or you are not with an adult, you would be fined and taken home. Do we need them? This is a good question because there are so many different opinions. I will be trying to cover most of these opinions in the text you are about to read. Curfews, what are they? A curfew is a time of day or night, usually around 8 or 9 o'clock, where you have to be off the streets if you are under a certain age (around 16 or 18 would be normal). ...read more.

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This will never stop unless strong actions are taken and maybe a curfew could stop this. A curfew is a good choice to stop this behaviour by not letting young kids get dragged into the gang way of life and stopping drugs being sold to the children. It could also break down gang work because normally 40% to 60% of a gang would be under the age of 18. So do you think your kids would be safe enough without a youth curfew in place? On one hand you have a thing that could stop youth crime but on the other hand it could be a breach of human rights and could also be a really annoying experience. ...read more.

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The clock (your watch) strikes 9:00pm, you set into a slow jog, suddenly around the corner comes a squad car. Two beams of light shine upon you and your friend. Before you know it you have been bundled into the car and being taken home. So in conclusion, I think that a curfew is a great way to look after your children and it will probably decrease gang violence and drug use. But it is also a breach of human rights and it is an annoyance to parents and children who have commitments after dark. So I recommend that a curfew is only used in extreme cases of gang violence and drug use. And for those parents that think it will be a hassle, would you rather have your kids taking drugs and being enrolled with gangs and getting hurt? ...read more.

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