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This is gonna be quite long but please read it through and provide advice if you can thanks

So firstly I'm a 16 yo boy who just finished yr11 and I'm currently in my summer holidays. So I would like to go out and enjoy the summer with my friends by going to play football, go gym or go cinema. The usual things you do as a teenager. However, my parents (mostly my dad) are absurdly overprotective - I really love them very much and don't want like arguments so I often overlook it.

Since I started school - I was and still am an awkward and shy kid and being told to stay inside doesn't make it better. For the last 2 days all I did was play fortnite, binge watch shows, watch porn and watch my friends posting themselves chilling outside which further pisses me off.

The reason behind why Im not allowed is common - "Outside is dangerous you could fall into the life of gangsters, you can go into drugs." Im literally telling them Im going out to play football not to do this rubbish. They know full well I hate that sort of stuff. I actually believe Im harming my health more staying inside the house.

I honestly don't know what to do. I'm literally a good student and expecting decent GCSE grades so I don't know why they're thinking like this. My dad works with other kids in a tuition so I see where he's coming from but its starting to frustrate me. Everytime I'm asked to join in a game of football by my friends I don't even have an answer for them - I can't just say no - its the summer I have so much free time.

My dad does say we can do things like that together and as a family. I asked my dad if i can go gym with my friends - he said I can join him and my grandad in the gym. I asked if I can go play football with my friends in the park and he goes off with the lecture of gangs and stabbings. Its ridiculous. My dad does a lot for me and I love him but things like this make me want to runaway.

In the tuition that I also attended I am also known as the quiet boy who has a boring life - Im literally alone even outside. What am I gonna do for the rest of the summer? Im gonna go to sixth-form looking obese and unrested - I want to go out and do physical things with my friends. Whats the harm in that??

Theres no point trying to convincing them like I have for the past few years. What else can I do - live it through. I heard this is the longest holiday length I will get for a long time.
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Well I understand where you’re coming from as I was 16 once as well. I know you love your parents but sometimes you just have to take your own decisions and go. If you wanna play football, just go out and play even if they get worried. Come back and show them that you’re still a good guy, show them that going outside won’t change you and most importantly show them that you’re responsible.
Maybe you’re too quite at home so they think you won’t be able to handle any problems outside (?)
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This is gonna be quite long but please read it through and provide advice if you can thanks

So firstly I'm a 16 yo boy who just finished yr11 and I'm currently in my summer holidays. So I would like to go out and enjoy the summer with my friends by going to play football, go gym or go cinema. The usual things you do as a teenager. However, my parents (mostly my dad) are absurdly overprotective - I really love them very much and don't want like arguments so I often overlook it.

Since I started school - I was and still am an awkward and shy kid and being told to stay inside doesn't make it better. For the last 2 days all I did was play fortnite, binge watch shows, watch porn and watch my friends posting themselves chilling outside which further pisses me off.

The reason behind why Im not allowed is common - "Outside is dangerous you could fall into the life of gangsters, you can go into drugs." Im literally telling them Im going out to play football not to do this rubbish. They know full well I hate that sort of stuff. I actually believe Im harming my health more staying inside the house.

I honestly don't know what to do. I'm literally a good student and expecting decent GCSE grades so I don't know why they're thinking like this. My dad works with other kids in a tuition so I see where he's coming from but its starting to frustrate me. Everytime I'm asked to join in a game of football by my friends I don't even have an answer for them - I can't just say no - its the summer I have so much free time.

My dad does say we can do things like that together and as a family. I asked my dad if i can go gym with my friends - he said I can join him and my grandad in the gym. I asked if I can go play football with my friends in the park and he goes off with the lecture of gangs and stabbings. Its ridiculous. My dad does a lot for me and I love him but things like this make me want to runaway.

In the tuition that I also attended I am also known as the quiet boy who has a boring life - Im literally alone even outside. What am I gonna do for the rest of the summer? Im gonna go to sixth-form looking obese and unrested - I want to go out and do physical things with my friends. Whats the harm in that??

Theres no point trying to convincing them like I have for the past few years. What else can I do - live it through. I heard this is the longest holiday length I will get for a long time.
ugh i relate, but i get what my parents are saying as i live in a dangerous part of london (actually not that dangerous compared to like peckham) however, perhaps ask to do ncs - im in year ten right now and i know im defo doing that to have some independence. do work experience and maybe meet with ur friends after - do stuff to enrich ur cv and meet ur friends after and be safe
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