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Parents let’s work together! Outdoor hours for children

Outdoor hours for children

During the school period

(From 1st September until 1st May)

Children, 12 years old or younger, may not be outside their home after 20:00 pm.

Children, 13 to 16 years of age, may not be outside their home after 22:00 pm.

During the summer

(From 1st May until 1st September)

Children, 12 years old or younger, may not be outside their home after 22:00 pm.

Children, 13 to 16 years of age, may not be outside their home after 24:00 pm.

Parents and caregivers have absolute rights to reduce these outdoor hours. These rules are in accordance with the Icelandic Child Protection laws and forbid children to be in public places after the stated hours without adult supervision. These rules can be exempted if children 13 to 16 years of age are on their way home from an official school, sports, or youth centre’s activity.The child’s birth year rather than its birthday applies.

Objectives of SAMAN

To prevent unsafe behaviour of children and adolescents, encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle, and try to avert youth alcohol and illicit drugs consumption.

To reinforce solidarity and cooperation between those who work in the prevention of children and adolescents negative behaviour. Members of the SAMAN group have the same goals of working with and for the youth in Iceland. That includes working on prevention, upbringing, education, therapy and counselling.

To bring public awareness to the threats in the society that children and adolescents face regarding alcohol and substance abuse.

To support and strengthen parents in their children’s upbringing and focus on their responsibilities as parents and encourage positive communication and relationship within the family.

Our children and Ourselves