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  • I don't see why not

    Baby sitting and lawn mowing jobs, not to mention paper routes and dog walking are common 'jobs' for younger individuals to have, what's the difference between that and a job at an actual company? Whether or not they pay taxes. Honestly, as long as you are tall enough to reach what you need to in order to do your job, and you are intelligent enough to comprehend the safety procedures, I see absolutely no reason for older children (maybe not 12, but 13 or 14 and up) to have actual jobs.
    It will help teach all kinds of responsibility and keep kids out of trouble.
    Kid1: "Hey lets smoke weed and join a gang after school"
    Kid2: "can't bro, I have work. Thanks anyway"

  • It can be done.

    If a 12 year old feels they are ready to work, they should have the chance. They should have to undergo a psychological evaluation, and they would have to keep their grades up. Minimum wage should be kept the same, so there is no job competition between adults and minors.

  • They already do

    Everybody who cleans up their room, washes dishes, or cuts grass or picks up leaves works. Child labor laws came about because of the lack of safety concerning farm equipment decades ago and really should have nothing to do with ages. Every parent can know if their child is responsible enough to work x number of hours per day or week. Work is not the same as slave labor.

  • Yes, They should have a job at the age of 12!

    Allowing younger kids to have jobs would install a strong work ethic and help them learn valuable life lessons such as time management. It would help kids gain more responsibility and gain work experience. The work given would be at the kids’ skill level but a bit challenging forming problem-solving skills.

  • We learn responsibilities

    Kids already work, They make their bed, Cut grass, Wash dishes-or may even do their own laundry. We already know what it feels like to work. I think that kids should be able to work because we will learn responsibilities from a young age. Plus wouldn't it be fun for them to actually work. You don't have to pay them anymore, They are responsible for their own actions and now they can make their own money too!

  • Because we can learn something

    When we are young we want all the fresh new cool stuff the things that everyone is talking about like when the new iphone comes out everyone is talking about it and wants it and there talking and comparing how this is better and this is worse what I am saying is we should be able to work.

  • Because it would help

    Parents complain that kids should get there own money so they could buy their own stuff and I think it would be a great opportunity to teach children responsibility at a young age. And children would be able to get their own stuff instead of mooching of parents dollar bills.

  • I feel like it is ok

    Maybe just a few hours but think kids feel proud of themselves when they earn money. It is a great way to earn confidence. It is a great way to learn it. Will get them off of games. They can earn their own money. I think a good age will be about twelve

  • Parents may stay no

    We should be able to have jobs at twelve because that out parents will not buy everything for us even if we have the money.If we have a job it will be our money and we can do whatever we want to spend it on.This is why we need jobs at twelve

  • Parents may say no

    We should be able to have jobs at twelve because that out parents will not buy everything for us even if we have the money.If we have a job it will be our money and we can do whatever we want to spend it on.This is why we need jobs at twelve.

  • Of course not!

    They are occupied with school, Extracurricular activities, Tweens are immature, A job only provides more stress and causes depression, Can’t handle pressure and emotions, What are they going to use the money for? They would only be working for their parents’ benefit. The keys to a good job are education, Maturity, And manners. Once those things are exemplified in everyday behavior, Then the kid may work for a few hours each week.

  • Because it could lead to depressing

    This is because if they get stress and mad this makes them get hurt. And really do you think that is fair I believe what if some robs you. You get scared of the world and you want to stay in everyday and that makes them hurt them self this is all wrong so why not stop kids for doing jobs now do you get the point. . Sub to angelothegod YT

  • We are just kids

    I dont think we should because we have lots to do. There is lots of homework we have to do alsp we have different sports and activities after school and at night. We all have someting going on, also band members have practices and plays to do. It also might bring their grade down because they cant do their homework.

  • Too young to work

    At the age of 12, kids need to study to know more before being able to work. Kids need to know what a kids should know, because their minds should think about simle things. Kids can't be thinking like adults. Kids are too young to work because working a long time could hurt them. Some people think they could buy things for themselves, it also right in different way, but if they need to something their parents can buy it for them.

  • Depression, Stress, Suicide

    A child could fall into deep depression because they have to work instead of getting to enjoy life and just being a kid. This could lead to stress, from too much work, or, suicide either from not enjoying life, or from so much work, and no time to relax. This could also ruin the economy.

  • Too young to work

    12 year olds are still in middle school. They are immature, Still learning new things and figuring out their place in life. They have to keep their grades up and probably have after school things like sports,clubs,etc. They don't need to add a job to their list of things. That just adds stress or mental breakdowns. Also what are they going to do with the money? They don't have a car or a house to pay for. It would be a waste of money. And they won't be able to go to their job unless it was a nightshift since they have school during the day. That could lead to many people being sleep-deprived and not give it their all in school. High schoolers can handle it since they are more mature, but even then they only have small jobs working at fast food places or babysitting.

  • Too young to work

    At 12 you are still in middle school. It would be too much work for 12 year olds to keep up there grades AND make it to work on time. Also, unless they get a night shift, they would be at school day and have to come home to do homework. Also, they are too immature. They are still learning things like math and grammar. All of these things a 12 year old has to do would lead to stress and mental breakdowns. Also, what would a 12 year old do with the money they are getting? They don't have a car or house to pay for.

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