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

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    lenmayco

    Parents should be held responsible for teenage children

    Posted by lenmayco on 12 May 2021

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    Sharni

    Probably not. I would supervise from a distance.

    Posted by Sharni on 12 May 2021

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    Barry

    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.

    Posted by Barry on 11 May 2021

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    Ulysses

    YES. Absolutely. LOTS of adults also need supervision.

    Posted by Ulysses on 11 May 2021

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    Nima

    Yes to be on the safe side

    Posted by Nima on 11 May 2021

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    Jacqueline

    Depends on the event

    Posted by Jacqueline on 11 May 2021

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    Karen

    Yes I do think they need supervising

    Posted by Karen on 11 May 2021

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    Annbee

    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 required.

    Posted by Annbee on 11 May 2021

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    Sandra

    Yes certainly

    Posted by Sandra on 10 May 2021

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    Ray

    Depends on the person

    Posted by Ray on 09 May 2021

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    Travis

    if they have right morals they deserve some freedom

    Posted by Travis on 09 May 2021

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    Poorna

    Not always, but keeping an eye sometimes is good. They are old enough to handle themselves, but in case of emergency. It may help.

    Posted by Poorna on 09 May 2021

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    Shirley

    Yes some supervision is appropriate

    Posted by Shirley on 08 May 2021

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    Kimberly

    U got to give kids space to become a good adult

    Posted by Kimberly on 07 May 2021

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    queenb

    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.

    Posted by queenb on 05 May 2021

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    Bruny

    Yes, because there's always going to be Someone who's going to sneak in booze or drugs and if they're under the influence they also could show bad behaviour including violence.

    Posted by Bruny on 05 May 2021

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    Saradd

    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.

    Posted by Saradd on 05 May 2021

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    Wendy

    No unless he went with a group of friends.

    Posted by Wendy on 05 May 2021

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    Hubble bubba

    Should be able to go anywhere safe not just events but yes I think adult company would be safer

    Posted by Hubble bubba on 04 May 2021

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    Akkaydrah

    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

    Posted by Akkaydrah on 04 May 2021

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    marli

    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 socks.

    Posted by marli on 04 May 2021

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    antonina

    no it's coming to a stage we need metal detectors

    Posted by antonina on 04 May 2021

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    Not Helen

    Maybe an unaccompanied under 18 area with wristband entry

    Posted by Not Helen on 03 May 2021

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    NitWitch

    Absolutely for safety.

    Posted by NitWitch on 03 May 2021

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    Kenneth

    Of course they should be with audluts

    Posted by Kenneth on 03 May 2021

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    Kenneth

    These events should have plenty of security an make sure under age kids are with grownn ups

    Posted by Kenneth on 03 May 2021

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    Barry

    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.

    Posted by Barry on 02 May 2021

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    Kenneth

    No I wouldn't

    Posted by Kenneth on 02 May 2021

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    Kenneth

    Any child underage should be with a an adult

    Posted by Kenneth on 02 May 2021

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    shrott

    all bags must be X rayed similar to customs

    Posted by shrott on 02 May 2021

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    Horn

    In a word " YES " due to social media infiltration uninvited persons may crash events , the outcome can be devastating ..

    Posted by Horn on 02 May 2021

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    June

    They most certainly should have a RESPONSIBLE adult

    Posted by June on 30 Apr 2021

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    vera

    No, I wouldn’t and not because I wouldn’t trust them but because of other young or old that don’t have any respect for human value because they don’t know any better!

    Posted by vera on 29 Apr 2021

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    Horn

    I do not understand your comment , it does not make sense !!!

    Posted by Horn on 02 May 2021

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    shrott

    then learn to understand.

    Posted by shrott on 02 May 2021

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    Herbert

    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 adulthood .

    Posted by Herbert on 29 Apr 2021

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    margaretjulia

    Yes as there is so much violence on tv and video games. Such a shame as events such as the show were a good spot for when indenpence began

    Posted by margaretjulia on 29 Apr 2021

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    Phillip

    Yes for sure

    Posted by Phillip on 29 Apr 2021

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    WOZZAROO

    YES MOST KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG

    Posted by WOZZAROO on 28 Apr 2021

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    Lisa

    Yes definitely, because they are still young, naive still have a lot of growing an learning to do despite 18 and over is adult legal limit in most cases.

    Posted by Lisa on 28 Apr 2021

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    Akkaydrah

    What is the difference between 17 and 364 days and 18. Maybe it is about the maturity of the individual. We all continue to learn and grow as we get older - maybe?

    Posted by Akkaydrah on 04 May 2021

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    shrott

    even many over 18 to 75 can be stupid, I see it every day

    Posted by shrott on 02 May 2021

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    Stephen

    Yes absolutely

    Posted by Stephen on 28 Apr 2021

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    sherry007

    when alcohol is involved yes ,not all18 olds are mature enough to know when enough is enough ,and get out of harms way ,there are too many lives being lost ,drinking age should be lifted .

    Posted by sherry007 on 28 Apr 2021

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    Rob

    I guess at 18independence is required but not all people who are 18 are old or mature enough to warrant it.i guess at the best they can be useful to society but not all are trustworthy.

    Posted by Rob on 28 Apr 2021

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    coaster

    Yes but old enough to get a drivers licence, vote and fight in wars. We have to let them go eventually and hope what we have taught them will keep them in good stead and safe and not do stupid things.

    Posted by coaster on 28 Apr 2021

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    LIFESGOOD

    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

    Posted by LIFESGOOD on 28 Apr 2021

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    1redladybird

    Yes I think so, some are responsible, others are not. Most need supervision at that age.

    Posted by 1redladybird on 27 Apr 2021

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    Sugar Ray

    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,

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 27 Apr 2021

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    MarBra

    Bring back chaperoning, my be old fashioned but it it keeps these young adults safe it's worth it. Maybe have them wear something like the Covid Marshalls do. Parents could take it in turns.

    Posted by MarBra on 26 Apr 2021

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    geraldineb

    PS teenagers cant act responsibly on PT during daylight; let alone at night at large events !!

    Posted by geraldineb on 26 Apr 2021

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    geraldineb

    I dont have children; friends who do would never let them go alone to events; in fact they feel 18+ is way too inadequate; a much older adult should be around !

    Posted by geraldineb on 26 Apr 2021

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    Ray

    Yes they are to immature

    Posted by Ray on 23 Apr 2021

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    TabCat84

    Its not to do with if they are supervised or not. Its if they were raised to be respectful and responsible

    Posted by TabCat84 on 22 Apr 2021

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    Iggy's mum

    Well said.

    Posted by Iggy's mum on 27 Apr 2021

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    Mustang6000

    No I would not. Most, young teens are very naïve and easily influenced by others or to get caught up in a group mentality...

    Posted by Mustang6000 on 20 Apr 2021

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    Brave Ulysses

    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.

    Posted by Brave Ulysses on 19 Apr 2021

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    shrott

    national service conscription solves a lot of problems

    Posted by shrott on 19 Apr 2021

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    shrott

    jail in solitary confinement without food for 24 hours, only water... they will stay until the attitude changes.

    Posted by shrott on 19 Apr 2021

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    mact

    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!

    Posted by mact on 17 Apr 2021

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    shrott

    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

    Posted by shrott on 19 Apr 2021

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