Vote: Should Malls Have Curfews for Teens?

By Tonka Dobreva 08.21.2017 interact

 

Shopping malls in Madison, Wis. made headlines recently –and disappointed some local teens — when they imposed unusual curfews. According to the new rules, young people under the age of 18 are not allowed to enter the malls without a parent or guardian who is over 21 after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mall managers justified the ban, saying groups of teens have been causing problems on weekend nights, and the ban is designed to prevent disruption. But some teens and parents disagree with the strict measure, claiming it interferes with a teenage tradition of hanging out with friends and is unnecessarily punishing well-behaved teens.

Mall curfews are in effect in over 100 shopping centers across the U.S. We want to know what you think — should malls have curfews for teens? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.

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  1. Luke Hendricks

    It’s not fair! Sorry teenagers!

  2. Jackson

    It is so unfair for teens.

  3. JennaD

    As long as they aren’t messing around or being jerks.

  4. asutin jones

    NO WAY!!!!!!!!

  5. Jamaya Jones

    I think that they should give a curfews to teens at the mall, because kids/teen will stay out too long and they need rest and enough time to sleep for school and college.

  6. Madelynn dean

    I love that idea.

  7. Angel mercado

    no cause we teens are k

  8. Gabby Randle

    no way

  9. Ariana Black

    nope

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