What Is a Typical Curfew Time for a Teenager?

Typical curfew times for teenagers vary based on the child's age, but the average curfew falls between 8-11 p.m. on a school night, with weekend curfews falling between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Summer curfews are usually more liberal and dependent more upon longer days, work schedules and family vacations.

Special events, such as school dances and movies or concerts, have negotiable curfews on a case by case basis, dependent on distance to the event and parental comfort level. Summer curfews are usually more liberal. Teens 14-16 usually have earlier curfew than do teens aged 17-19. However, age should not be the only deciding factor; maturity level is a vital consideration for parents setting appropriate curfew times.