At what age do you let your child got to concerts alone?

Canada
June 11, 2007 3:07pm CST
I have a 14yr old who thinks he should be able to go to a rock or rap concert on his own. I am not sure. I am not stupid I know what people do at concerts and the substinces in the air. I mean drugs. What do you my lotters think?
1 person likes this
3 responses
• United States
11 Jun 07
I agree that bad things can go on at concerts. I'm 24 so I'm not that far away from where your 14yr old is. I went to rock/alternative concerts around that age. My opinion is that it would depend on the concert and the venue. Also, I would never let him/her go alone. There is safety in numbers. If he/she goes I would be sure that it's with a group and that you drop him/her off and pick him/her up. Better yet, why don't you go to a concert with him/her? That way you can see exactly what goes on and how safe it is. 14 is young, and if your child likes to "follow the crowd" then he/she could get into trouble.
• Canada
11 Jun 07
I did take him to his first concert. It was Nickelback. I got him front row as close as you can get to the stage. We had a blast, and for a moment I was the cool mom. I agree safety is a big concern. I don't want that phone call all parents of teens dread. My son has a few friends that their parents let them run wild. It is alot different these days, and parents need to be involved and know what their kids are up to.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
11 Jun 07
No there is no way I would allow my 14 year old go to a concert alone.You may be able to trust your son behavor but you certenly can't trust any of the other people there. He may forget and set his drink down and then some one puts something in it then what. He may feel hes old enough to go but not in my book. I'm not sure I would let my 16 year old go alone. I'm not talking about going with friends but with out an adult of my choising.
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I remember what it was like to be a teen. I stil think 14 is too young. This day and age it seems every age is too young. It was not like our generations. I grew up mormon. We were not to date (parents choice not churchs) until we were 16 and even then it was only with groups of 4 or more. I think that is a good age and way, because there is sometimes a safety in numbers. And if a group of kids has the same morals and values there will be more fun and less peer pressure.I am not saying that is the only and perfect way, i think it is just a good option. I hope to implement when My boys are older. Going alone is never agood idea. A trusted adult is always safest. That adult can bring a friend to make less as a chaperone. If the kid wants togo bad enough compromises are nt that big of a deal.