Should Teenagers Under 18 Be Supervised By An Adult For Family Friendly Events?
Two people were slashed with a knife during a brawl on the last night of the
Easter Show in Sydney. The participants in the brawl all appear to be
teenagers/young adults. Organisers are calling for tighter controls with some
attendees claiming their bags were not thoroughly searched at the entry by
security. What do you think LiveTribers? How can Australia eradicate violence at
events with large crowds? Would you let your teenager attend the Easter Show
unaccompanied by an 18+ year old adult?
Posted by on 15 Apr 2021
Parents should be held responsible for teenage children
DEFINITELY. UNFORTUNATELY THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH UNDER AGE YOUTH OF TODAY IS
NO PARENTAL CONTROL AND LACK OF LAW AND ODER THAT POLICE ARE UNABLE TO
PROSECUTE. THE SOLUTION SHOULD BE TO CONVICT PARENTS FOR YOUTH CRIMES AND HOLD
PARENTS FINANCIALLY LIABLE.
Definitely. Teenagers under 18 years of age are apt to be influenced by their
peers. They are not yet mature enough to know how to react in unforseen
circumstances. There should be an adult somewhere in the vicinity to step in if
I think if the person is under 18 he or she should have adult company, you don't
have to sit with them or even let their friends notice you are with them at
least if any thing get out of control you are there to help them.
I'm not familiar with the Sydney show, but if it's anything like the Melbourne
Show, then yes, an older teenager should be able to go with mates, although I'm
not sure I would let a 13 or 14 year old go along unsupervised. That being
said, if they get into trouble, I also believe they should be held responsible
for what ever trouble they have caused, and yes bags should be checked just like
they would for an adult.
I think enforcing adult supervision sometimes makes teens rebel more, or try to
pretend they are older and then they end up in more trouble than if you give
them a little trust. I think parents should also be aware of where their
kids/teenagers are and talk about responsibility and consequences more as I have
found a lot of kids don't think about all the consequences, but rather only
immediate effect on them. Once they turn 18 you don't have much say in what
they do, so teach them the right way to do things while they're younger so they
don't go stupid and get themselves into trouble when you have no control.
We have to stop being a nanny state and for the idiots there needs to be
suitable punishment. Everyone should be safe to attend events like the Royal.
Treat adult crime with adult punishment - hard labour such as 8 hours a day
doing physical work. Put them in to clean up and maintain tracks in National
parks dressed in pink jump suits under canvas, make them cook their own meals
and no access to mobile phones, computers or televisions. Bed at dark and up at
day break. No smoking. Minimum 6 months each as a starter. If they shoot
through, they go to the middle of Australia to chip weeds and rehabilitate
fences. Idiots should not get any rewards
It is unlikely I would allow my younger children, under 20 even, to go to these
shows with friends I don't know. I think young people haven't yet understood the
'look after your friends' structure of society and can easily be coaxed into
poor behaviour without adult supervision.
Scanning is time-consuming but essential, right down to the shoes/boots and
Although not a parent I believe there is not enough parental control of kids
under 18. Media reports of teenagers as young as 13 involved in car thefts and
running amok are becoming too prevalent and one wonders about parental control
and life skills education. It is not enough to fob it off on schools and
teachers. If parents are not up to the task maybe they should be suffering the
penalties of diminished responsibility.
If the person your child or grandchild it's about love trust and respect if you
can trust lloveand respect let them learn to act as an adult by giving ttheir
freedom for such things if they fail them they still have time to learn And know
what mistakes they made they can be shown and advised of such manners to know
In today's world I would say a definite yes. There are too many incidents of
teenagers running wild. They just don't seem to have any respect for people,
property of societal values. Please supervise your kids for their sakes and ours
Yes would, but I think the failing here is security services and the Police.
We are living in a world where violence has become too normal as opposed to when
I was 18, we need to put a stop to violence in movies, games and such as kids
are unable to see the consequence of their violent actions,
Teenagers under 18 are still learning and maturing. They should be supervised as
they have not yet learned discipline and when gathering in numbers have not yet
learned how to behave responsibly in public.
Yes absolutely....many young people need time to become street wise and learn to
choose wisely. A poor choice of companions and their hangers on can be fatal in
both weapons behaviour and illicit substances distribution snd abuse......lifes
a bed of roses.....just beware of the pricks!
if they warrant the need to be supervised, then fine the parents for negligence
in failing to raise them decently.
Or jail them for 24 hours and supply only water, if they object, then they
remain until the attitude changes