Pros And Cons Of Curfews

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Nothing Good Happens After Midnight: Curfews

The term “Nothing Good Happens After Midnight” is used by many parents when referencing curfews. What is the definition of a curfew? A curfew is: “an order establishing a specific time in the evening after which certain regulations apply, especially that no civilians or other specified group of unauthorized persons may be outdoors or that places of public assembly must be closed.” But, is this truly accurate, or is having curfews just a short term fix for deeper issues? Imposing a curfew, Sanchez says, is like "putting a Band-Aid on the problem." This topic can be viewed as having many advantages or disadvantages.

Personally to me, having curfews is not necessarily a bad thing but it isn't always
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Trust- can help strengthen trust with your parent or guardian and allow parents to keep their peace of mind, knowing that you get home at a decent time and that you are safe at home.
Cons of Curfew
Freedom- “you are put on such a strict time limit, that in between school, sports (extracurricular activities), and working, you have very little to no time at all to do the things you enjoy and have any free time whatsoever.”
Stereotyping- “curfews are mainly made to keep the rebellious teens out of trouble, but not every teenager is the same. So, assuming every teen is going to go out and make poor choices is making a false accusation in the fact that all teenager are the same and looking for trouble.”

Many people assume curfews will stop children and teens from acting out, however I think that is only part of the fix from the “bigger issues” that are happening. Teenagers do not just rebel for no reason, and putting a time limit on when you can go outside isn't going to be much of a fix to any of the problems either. I agree that curfews help keep our city and environment safer than if there was none at all, however there is more that people can do to help fix the issue of rebellious

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