Should age of consent remain at 18 years or lowered? What about retirement?

@rikki8 (392)
Philippines
May 29, 2007 8:29am CST
How soon can a teenager be considered an adult? Should the laws on age of consent be changed? And how old should a person be considered as retired ? Why should the laws dictate how young or old a person should be in order to attain certain rights?
3 responses
• Philippines
31 May 07
i think the age of consent should be lowered to 16 so more youth can do their duties as an active citizen like participating in national elections...
@rikki8 (392)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Wouldn't maturity of the kids be something to consider if they lowered the age to 16 years old? How would their education be affected as well as creating their own families - wouldn't teenage pregnancy get worst in the process? What do you think? Thanks for the precious input!
• Philippines
31 May 07
you have your point... :D well i guess it's in the proper training of parents and good education... :D hehehe...
@rikki8 (392)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Thats the definitely the mother of all solutions! Parental guidance! :) Thanks again!
@ashar123 (2360)
• India
29 May 07
The laws for defining the age of adulthood and childhood i.e 18 and age for retirement i.e 60 are perfectly acceptable in my opinion.
@rikki8 (392)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Can you elaborate on your opinion please? Why are they acceptable in your opinion?
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
29 May 07
here in the US, once you reach 18 years old you are consider an adult, I have a 19 years old stepson and he already move out a couple a months back, he's working, paying for his college,apartment and a his car so he basically support himself w/out asking support from us, i think as long as you have the money to support yourself for your everyday life you can retired anytime you want,i would want to make my husband retired today but we cannot afford to live here in the US,he still working for his retirement its so darn expensive to live here.
@rikki8 (392)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Yes its often hard to face reality but a must. Thank you.