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CLIP 6148

Should we introduce a curfew for children?

Should we introduce a curfew for children?

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Key Info
  • Should we introduce a curfew for children?
  • Duration: 01:48
  • During the school summer holidays all under 16s on a housing estate in Cornwall were put on a nightly curfew to reduce anti-social behaviour. All children under 10 years of age had to be at home by 8pm, and those under 16 were to be home by 9pm. Police describe the success of the scheme. Anti-social behaviour was reduced by 60% and other crimes by 50%. Residents are interviewed about the positive and negative impact of the scheme. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 9 September 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Anti Social Behaviour

  • Keywords: curfew, crime, citizenship, responsibility, community, environment, police, law
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as a stimulus for discussion and debate or a project on the causes of anti-social behaviour, children's freedom/human rights, and family life. Children could be asked about the positive and negative impact of having a similar scheme in their own communities.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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