When I was a kid, Halloween was one of the main holidays I looked forward to. I loved dressing up, and I loved trick-or-treating. When the time came that I was “too old” to go trick-or-treating anymore, it was quite a bummer.
Now, you may have seen the story about a city in New Brunswick that made local news headlines for imposing a curfew and age limit for Halloween this year, and, naturally, there were mixed feelings. Supposedly, this was supposed to prevent “mischief”. Many people argued there are multiple reasons this is unfair.
One of which being the fact that some children, as an example, children with autism, may appear older visually, but have a younger child’s mindset. Therefore, it’s very difficult to tell a child that they can’t go trick-or-treating because they are of a certain age.
Another argument that has come up, especially as we get closer to Halloween, is that there are much worse things these teens could be doing than getting dressed up and going door to door for candy.
What do you think?
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