Should teens trick-or-treat?

Halloween is a time of fun to be had by all – or is it? Adolescents and grown-ups alike have long speculated over the issue of teens and trick-or-treating. Adults argue that rowdy, pumpkin-smashing, candy-stealing teens make trick-or-treating unsafe and unenjoyable for younger children, while adolescents insist on the contrary. Here, three teens weigh in on the issue.


“Teens should be allowed to (trick-or-treat) because it’s fun to go out with friends, and as long as you’re not doing anything to disturb others, I think you should really be allowed to do it at any age.”
– Andrew Waltersdorf, junior, York Suburban Senior High School
“(Teenagers) should have the option of trick-or-treating but only if they’re going to go with the right intentions. It wouldn’t be fair to do it just to be mean to younger kids or bother adults, but if you’re being polite and considerate, then I say it’s fine.”
– Julie Riese, junior, York Suburban Senior High School
“I think that people under 16 should be allowed to trick-or-treat, but I understand why they’re discouraged to because some take advantage of it and destroy property and ruin the night for others.”
– Maddy Manbeck, junior, York Suburban Senior High School

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14 Responses to Should teens trick-or-treat?

  1. Brittany says:

    Heck yes older kids should be allowed to trick-or-treat! I fully plan on getting dressed up and going with my best friend this halloween. :)

  2. Lisa says:

    Of course we should be able to! I’m a freshman in college and I’ll be going out. Provided, I’m bringing my 4 yr old cousin, but I’ll still be dressed up, and expecting candy. As long as you don’t do anything wrong or disrespectful, and don’t try to trick-or-treat too late at night, there should be nothing wrong with it.

  3. Manda says:

    I think that it’s stupid for people in high school to go out trick or treating! It is meant for little kids to get dressed up, have fun, and get free candy. Teens take it out of control, they harass the little ones and get into trouble.

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  5. Craig says:

    You are crazie? lol

  6. craig says:

    Rock on dude! LOL i agree with u

  7. Craig says:

    I disagree with Manda that’s wrong

  8. Destany says:

    I think teens should be able 2 go out an have fun because we need some time 2 have fun were just kids with 2 age digits

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  11. Tim says:

    I agree with you I live in a city were all there is to do is go to Wal-mart and we are young right now so have fun while you can thats what I go by

  12. page says:

    I think that u are WRONG just bcause the LITTLE KIDS are younger than the older kids donst mean that they should just be allowed to trick or treat the little KIDS are just little brats who cry if they dont get any candy at all

  13. massie says:

    I tHINK THAT THE LITTLE ONES should NOT BE ABLE TO TREAK OR TREAT BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONE WHO HARSSA THE BIG KIDS BY SAY “WE ARE YONGER THAN U SO WE GET TO GO IN FRONT OF THE LINE1″ HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

  14. Malinda says:

    In my opinion all teenagers should have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating. It helps get school of your mind, and reduces lots of stress. Halloween should be a time for everyone to enjoy.
    :D

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