What do you think are appropriate curfews for high school students?
There are a number of factors that should go into deciding an appropriate curfew for a teenager. Curfews for underclassmen are usually and
understandably the earliest, both because most of their late night activities end the earliest and because they can’t drive (parents aren’t usually eager or willing to pick their kids up past 11). Once kids can drive, however, the situation changes. The general consensus among us is 12:00 a.m., indicating that many parents truly believe the sentiment that “nothing good happens after midnight.” Other students, however, admit that they have no established curfew as long as they check in with their parents regularly via cell phone (different curfews for different situations). Parents should definitely try to make sure that their son’s or daughter’s curfew is similar to that of their friends, but the ultimate determinant is a parent’s measure of what is appropriate for their child.
Dear Teenager questions are answered by Episcopal High School students.