abigailcoasters Posted November 5, 2021 Share Posted November 5, 2021 If the main show was to allow kids, anyone under 16 shouldn't be allowed, and for ages 16-18, there should be some guidelines to protect the well-being of teens. The reasoning behind this is that younger kids are crying if they don't win, and by age 16, kids should be mature enough to compete and understand the reasoning behind being eliminated. Some examples of regulations regarding well-being should be: A parent/legal guardian must be present at all times. Family should be allowed to attend in-person backstage at the Blind Auditions, and allowed priority seating at other rounds for all contestants. A licensed, board-certified psychologist specializing in kids/teens must be in the facility at all times. The minor must have a physical signed by a pediatrician or primary care physician stating that the minor is physically healthy enough to compete. The minor must have a psychological evaluation stating that the minor is mentally healthy enough to handle the pressure. There should be no history of major anxiety, depression, or other major mental disorders. And to protect the education of minors, some guidelines should be: The minor must have a verification of enrollment form signed by the school. The minor must receive permission from all of his/her teachers, as well as his/her counselor, the principal, and the Superintendent (if missing a significant amount of class time). The minor should also be required to be passing all of his/her classes, have no major disciplinary record (such as suspension, expulsion, or alternative school), and be in attendance at least 90% of the time the class is offered. Filming for the early rounds should not take place during school hours. If the minor graduates high school before turning 18, then a copy of his/her high school diploma/GED should be required instead of above documentation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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