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Should laws prohibit children under 16 from being unsupervised?
Laws should prohibit children 16 and under from being unsupervised.
It would help protect young people from becoming a victim of violence.
This would stop the very young from hanging around streets and getting into trouble.
Doing so would encourage parents to take more responsibility for the whereabouts of their children.
Policing the streets to deal with crimes committed by minors is becoming a societal problem.
This would suggest to children and teenagers that adults don't trust them.
Legislation off this sort would reward sneaking out and not letting any adult know your location.
This could lead to children not being ready for the world by the time they grow up.
Some children do not have a great family environment to go home to.
There are some parents who are unable to even take responsibility for themselves. Thus, they are incapable of supervising their children in this way.
Schools could just end up with the problem of children hanging around until their parent is able to collect them.
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