Should young people under 16 be required to have an escort 21 or older when they go to a shopping mall?
My opinion is I don’t think we need an escort when we go to the mall. I have three reasons: we are old enough, we don’t do anything bad, and not all of us are immature. I am going to explain each of these reasons.
First, teens are old enough to look out for themselves. We aren’t like seven year olds who need to be with our parents. Teens are old enough to get around on their own. They don’t need someone to escort them in the mall.
Second, teens don’t even do anything bad. You don’t see us vandalizing anything or even destroying anything. The only thing we do is hang out with friends and go and buy things. People think that we’re loud so they assume we are trouble makers.
Third, not all teens are immature. We all know how to act responsibly when we need to. We are mature enough to watch out for ourselves. We are old enough to know how to control ourselves.
In conclusion, I have told you why we shouldn’t have escorts to the mall. Things I told your are we are not bad, we don’t do anything wrong, and we’re mature enough to take care of ourselves.
By D. L., a middle school student