Are 16 year olds kids?

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Do you think?
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They are legally children so yes.
They still have access to free services such as dentist and opticians which are also perks of children!

18 are when they are no longer officially "kids". Though some people may still view them as such.
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Yes

Perhaps not in the same way that you'd view a 10 year old as a kid but still definitely a child
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I reckon so
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Yep
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I'd say so yes
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yes. Anyone under the age of 18 is a child. You're able to have intimate relationships at this age and buy a lottery ticket but under the eyes of a government you are still a child, therefore, certain laws still apply i.e. not allowed to be in a romantic relationship with an adult, no purchasing of drinks and cigarettes, etc. However, according to the court of law, you will be prosecuted as an adult, the age for this is 9 years and above in the UK I believe.
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Yeah, you just have to speak to a 16 year old to realise they are still quite child like and naive about the world
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No when Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson were 16 they weren't kids so it depends
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I don't think they're a child, but I also don't think an adult. At the end of the day, you're allowed to get married, have sex and join the military at 16. so you're no longer a child. But at the same time, you need parental consent for marriage and joining the military, and for the latter you're only joining as a junior soldier in combat roles so you're essentially just doing an apprenticeship. So no, I don't think 16 year olds are children, but that doesn't mean they're adults
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(Original post by bryarch)
I don't think they're a child, but I also don't think an adult. At the end of the day, you're allowed to get married, have sex and join the military at 16. so you're no longer a child. But at the same time, you need parental consent for marriage and joining the military, and for the latter you're only joining as a junior soldier in combat roles so you're essentially just doing an apprenticeship. So no, I don't think 16 year olds are children, but that doesn't mean they're adults
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Legally still a minor until 18.
But adolescents in their mid to late teenage years are hardly children.
16 year olds are old enough to sexually consent, get married, do the lottery and receive criminal sentences to be served in young offenders institutions.
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depends on their situation. if they are independent, then no.
if they dependent on their parents, then yes.
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(Original post by bryarch)
I don't think they're a child, but I also don't think an adult. At the end of the day, you're allowed to get married, have sex and join the military at 16. so you're no longer a child. But at the same time, you need parental consent for marriage and joining the military, and for the latter you're only joining as a junior soldier in combat roles so you're essentially just doing an apprenticeship. So no, I don't think 16 year olds are children, but that doesn't mean they're adults
I forgot to mention in this that you can also move out and live on your own at 16 and be employed full-time. So it would be ridiculous to say a 16 year old is still a child. Not an adult, but far from a kid.
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(Original post by bryarch)
I forgot to mention in this that you can also move out and live on your own at 16 and be employed full-time. So it would be ridiculous to say a 16 year old is still a child. Not an adult, but far from a kid.
they’re biologically children
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Then why are they allowed to have sex, have their own children and marry?
What are you going off of to claim that they're biologically children? Please, prove that they are considered to be children due to specific biological categories, with evidence, otherwise your argument is meaningless
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To be honest they should be seen as adults given what they are able to do
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What the **** does that mean?
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