reminded daily that the world is a dangerous place, obligating us to do
everything we can to protect our children. As such, parents and guardians are
responsible for appropriate and adequate supervision of their minor family
members at all times, whether on or off base.
This policy applies to all
military members, civilian employees and their family members assigned to or
visiting Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka and Negishi and Ikego Housing
Areas. Any minor violating the curfew policy will be detained by base security
until his or her sponsor, guardian or representative of the sponsor's command
comes to assume custody. Repeated or particularly egregious violations may
provide a basis for referral to Family Advocacy and/or revocation of command
sponsorship for the family.
The following policy applies to all
*ADULT WITHIN HEARING OR VISUAL
**WITH ACCESS TO ADULT SUPERVISION
Children under 12 years of age
will not baby-sit other children, including their siblings. Baby-sitters under
the age of 16 may supervise until 2400 but are not allowed to sit all night. In
addition, all children under the age of 18, unless accompanied or supervised by
their parent or designated adult guardian, will remain off the streets and out
of the public areas within FLEACT, Yokosuka and Negishi and Ikego Housing Areas
from 2230-0530 daily. However, curfew hours on Friday, Saturday, and holidays
are extended to 2400-0530 only for high school seniors. Organizers of special
events that may result in children returning during restricted hours will inform
base security of such events.
Children between the age of 6
and 10 may transit to and from organized activities where adults are present,
and where the adults are providing custodial care and oversight. Examples
include transit to and from school, school clubs and activities, Boys Scout/Girl
Scout meetings, Youth Sports practices and games, and leisure classes such as
piano or martial arts classes.
developmental progress and maturity levels are factors parents must use to
determine when children are ready to accomplish activities with little or no
supervision. Parents should assess their children's maturity and, if necessary,
raise the minimum age limits outlined above.
Parents who have questions about
this policy may contact the Family Service Center Director at 243-6716.
D. A. Owen