teen curfews Essay

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So Many Parents, like me set up restrictions, and other boundaries in which our teens must follow. These rules are commonly placed over our teens to control, safeguard, and teach our teens. Even though a large number of parents mean well, and some restrictions are necessary it is easy to overwhelm teens with such restrictions. First of all teens are not going to follow all of the rules, and secondly there are some things that certain teens will not do with or without a specific rule on that subject. For instance, there are many teens that would never think of staying out late, but by placing a rule on this subject, the teen might not feel trust worthy, and might be more likely to try pushing a curfews restriction. This is not always the case though, some teens need every rule stated, or they might test one’s patients, more than likely, the later. Parents should remember that they know their teenager best, and they need to set curfews according to their own teen. After being remittal for several decades, juvenile curfews have reappeared in communities across the United States. Researchers at the University of California estimate that nearly 75 percent of major American cities now enforce some form of a nocturnal curfew. A 2004 survey of 300 adult residents in San Francisco, California revealed that 92 percent supported the city's juvenile curfew, 72 percent agreed that the curfew made them feel safer, and 87 percent believed that the curfew helped control crime. Curfews are effective to some extent and but are not allowed by our Constitution. Juvenile crime is a major problem in today's society. It's one of the most troubling issues the government deals with. Setting curfews is the most commonly used method by the government to regulate juvenile crime. I disagree with this. I believe that curfews are just a haphazard way of dealing with the problem
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