Heading to a friend's house tonight? If you live in certain cities and towns, you'll have to make sure you're home by curfew. Hundreds of US cities have laws that require kids to be home by a certain time at night, unless they're with an adult. In Drew, Ohio, city officials recently changed the curfew to one of the earliest in the nation: 8pm. The law there applies to kids aged 17 and younger. Supporters of curfew laws say these rules keep kids safe and cut down on crimes committed by young people. Opponents say parents, not the local government, should decide how late their kids can stay outside. What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News