Why Trick-or-Treating Shouldn't Be Limited to Kids Under a Certain Age

Recently, a few cities have created policies limiting children over the age of 12 from Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night. Some cities have even instated a fine for teenagers caught with candy. In my opinion, children of all ages should be able to Trick-or-Treat, and here’s why:


1.It is a harmless activity

Trick-or-Treating is a fun and harmless way for kids to celebrate Halloween. If people decide to close their doors to children over 12, those kids are more likely to participate in destructive activities such as TP-ing your house or egging your car.


2. They may be with younger children

Many teenagers still go out to Trick-or-Treat to chaperone their younger siblings or spend time with younger family members. If they are in costume, I think they should be able to Trick-or-Treat.


3. Kids are already growing up to fast

In today’s world, kids have grown up with terrible things that force them to grow up too quickly. If a kid wants to have some wholesome fun and go out Trick-or-Treating, I say let them.

In conclusion, I believe that Halloween should be a night that is fun for everyone of all ages to celebrate. Children of any age should not be turned away from Trick-or-Treating, much less fined for it.


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