The responsibilities of parents include protecting their children from the dangers of the world. The older children become the less protection they need and the less often parents have to be on the lookout for danger; however, all parents continue to be wary about giving their children too much space to explore the world. For example, children are very responsive to loud and bright objects; therefore, once they learn not to fear the loud bang, most children are attracted to fireworks and they naturally want to use them. On the other hand, fireworks are dangerous, so it is imperative that parents question if and when their children should use fireworks.
Age is generally an indicator of when children are ready to play with things like fireworks, but it is their ability to use the products and their ability to be responsible that determines if they should use fireworks. Furthermore, all sorts of firecrackers exist for children to play with, but these less dangerous objects need to be restricted as well because they can also hurt people. First of all, parents should always watch their children when they use firecracker; second, they must always be the ones managing the fire needed to light the firecrackers while younger children need to be shown how to handle and use the items correctly. Meanwhile, parents need to teach their children safety rules, reinforce those rules while using the firecrackers, and rule by example; otherwise, the children cannot be involved in the light, sound, and smoke display. Furthermore, kids, who are not capable of listening to their parents’ immediate instructions, should not be allowed to use any dangerous objects without a hands on approach until they learn to listen.
As for older children, so long as they are responsible and aware of how to safely use fireworks, they can be freer to use more explosive, dangerous devices. Teenagers, who are older and able to make fairly good judgment calls, probably can be allowed to use firecrackers on their own and possibly be allowed to help launch fireworks. Fireworks require a certain degree of professional skill to ensure they are used safely and if a fire emerges, the user needs to be ready to react. Under trained adult supervision, older children are perfectly capable of exercising responsible behavior without putting theirs or others’ safety at risk. Above all, children or adults also need to be properly trained under the proper supervision before they shoot off any kind of fireworks.