Are you old enough?

Do you have questions about what you can and can't do at your age?

This chart explains your rights - and responsabilities - at different stages of your life!

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At YEARS OLD

18 YEARS OLD

16 YEARS OLD

14 YEARS OLD

13 YEARS OLD

12 YEARS OLD

7 YEARS OLD

No specific age for some things

Ask a court to give you some rights.

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You can give an opinion on issues that affect you.

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Give things through a will or a gift, as long as they are not too valuable.

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You can get a piercing or tattoo.

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You can babysit.

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You can get legal aid.

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You can get and manage student loans and bursaries.

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You can open a bank account.

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You can buy certain things on your own.

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At 7 years old... You might have to pay for some of your mistakes.

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At 12 years old... You can be held responsible if you commit a crime.

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At 13 years old... You can be directly targeted by advertising.

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At 14 years old... You can get a traffic ticket and pay the fine.

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At 14 years old... You can work without your parents' permission.

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At 14 years old... You can get a license to drive a scooter.

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At 14 years old... You can spend money that you earn from working.

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At 14 years old... You can have an abortion without your parents' permission.

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At 14 years old... You can consult a doctor without your parents' permission.

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At 14 years old... You can get an adult punishment.

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At 16 years old... You can get your driver's licence.

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At 16 years old... If your parents agree, you can get married.

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At 16 years old... You can decide to quit school.

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At 18 years old... You are an adult in the eyes of the law.

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At 18 years old... You can go to a tanning salon.

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At 18 years old... You can be called for jury duty.

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At 18 years old... You can buy alcohol and go to a bar.

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At 18 years old... You can buy cigarettes.

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At 18 years old... You can vote and be a candidate in elections.

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At 7 years old

At 12 years old

At 13 years old

At 14 years old

At 16 years old

At 18 years old

The law does not cover everything.

There is no set legal age for doing these things:

Getting legal aid

Getting and managing student loans and bursaries

Opening a bank account