By:Sophia Cooper


Many parents need a curfew for their teens to keep them out of trouble. Many parents say curfews help protect juvenile crime and protect the youth, prevent some crime, and help teenagers understand why a law is set and why it is put into effect in the first place.

Carl Pickhart, a psychologist says, "risk's can become greater as the hours pass, with people who are out being under the influences of drugs or alcohol. In addition, later hours may present more challenges to a teenager as he/she may face exposure to more decisions about conduct."


Mariana Cooper says, "I am in full support. I think that curfews teach teens good rules to follow while they are learning to be responsible for their actions and worse things tend to happen as the hours get later." Susan Delgado says, "the younger the age, 13-15, the more necessary a curfew is needed. However from 16-18 they could have a less strict curfew but need to be more wise with there decisions and if they are making bad choices the parents need to step in and make the teen listen and learn."


Most of some parent say consequences help the teen lean cause and effect. However if it is a good reason for why they are past their curfew or doing stuff they shouldn't then the extent of forgiveness should be a choice other than the promised consequences. However if they break the curfew constantly take into consideration that enforcing the consequences should be done or he/she will not take punishments seriously.