Boredom is more dangerous than you may realize. It drives otherwise good people to hurt themselves and others. As history has shown us, kids are especially prone to dangerous behavior due to boredom, sometimes with deadly results.
Fayetteville mayor Nat Robertson recently proposed a citywide curfew for children under 16, and a ban on loitering around schools. The intent of these policies is to decrease drug and gang activity around schools and among kids in general. Theoretically, forbidding kids from being on the streets at night would help keep them away from the wrong people and out of trouble.