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Guest 22.11.2011 17:54

Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
My daughter turns 16 shortly and I wanted to check what are the Swiss entitlements that she now has legal right to as part of a humourous b'day card - it seems to be easy enough to find the British - anyone know the official Swiss site please?

Thanks,

Jerry

smoky 22.11.2011 18:09

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
Well, I do know she may now buy - and drink - beer (is that wine too?)

I was highly amused to hear that a friend of ours, having just turned 16, bought himself a beer in the local Volg ..... and within a few minutes his Dad phoned to say he knew he`d bought a beer! Gotta love the local village folk:) grapevine.

Assassin 22.11.2011 18:11

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by jsluty (Post 1414112)
My daughter turns 16 shortly and I wanted to check what are the Swiss entitlements that she now has legal right to as part of a humourous b'day card - it seems to be easy enough to find the British - anyone know the official Swiss site please?

Thanks,

Jerry


Nothing special as far as I know apart from the right to purchase tobacco products and alcohol (not spirits) in certain cantons and no restrictions on sexual activities with any ages over 16.

Driving, voting and stuff start at 18.

As a parent, how does this make you feel? Probably not humorous I guess.:eek:

Texaner 22.11.2011 18:34

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
She can get a job (i.e., in a restaurant) and get a license for a motorized two-wheeler (moped, scooter, small motorcycle ... I think details depend on the Canton).

st2lemans 22.11.2011 18:37

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by smoky (Post 1414125)
Well, I do know she may now buy - and drink - beer (is that wine too?)

Except in Ticino, they upped it to 18 a few years ago.

Tom

Sbrinz 22.11.2011 18:38

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by Assassin (Post 1414128)
Nothing special as far as I know apart from the right to purchase tobacco products and alcohol (not spirits) in certain cantons and no restrictions on sexual activities with any ages over 16.

She can have sexual relations with someone near her age. More than 5 years older would not be considered appropriate by a Swiss court.

Weak alcohol, beer and wines are OK, but age 18 for spirits or alcopops, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_alcopops

Kittster 22.11.2011 18:42

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Beer, wine and sex. Sex with anyone, there is only an age restriction if she is younger.

st2lemans 22.11.2011 18:43

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 1414146)
She can have sexual relations with someone near her age. More than 5 years older would not be considered appropriate by a Swiss court.

Actually, it's 30, not 5 years older.

Tom

Sbrinz 23.11.2011 00:48

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
As always it's different in Ticino. Here it's 5 years difference for someone under 21. Which is another reason why teenage prostitution has to be banned.

Guest 23.11.2011 07:30

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
Thnaks everyone - it's not so much then; in the UK she can also buy scrap metal :-)

1. 16 year can give consent to sex; however if your parents say "no", you cannot do it in their house. It's best if you wait anyway, no need to rush.

2. You can also legally buy a lottery ticket

3. You can also quit school if you like

4. Be sent to the young offenders institute if you are a bad person

5. Drive a motorbike at 50cc

6. Marry with parental consent

7. Change your name by deed poll

8. Apply for legal aid

9. Leave Home ........
If your parents consent, you can move out. Otherwise you must be emancipated (have divorced your parents!)

10. Get a Passport.

11. Buy scrap metal
Not sure if she will want to do the last one..............but I'm humoured for her, I can remember being 16 :-)

NotAllThere 23.11.2011 07:37

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Originally Posted by jsluty (Post 1414592)
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4. Be sent to the young offenders institute if you are a bad person
...

I'm fairly sure that you can only be sent to a young offenders institute if you're convicted of commiting a crime. Just being bad isn't sufficient, and if you are convicted, being a good person won't help.

st2lemans 23.11.2011 08:52

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by jsluty (Post 1414592)
3. You can also quit school if you like

You can already do that at 15.

Tom

Carlos R 23.11.2011 09:01

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
I thought you/one/she could become a prostitute at 16... oder?

st2lemans 23.11.2011 09:05

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by Carlos R (Post 1414647)
I thought you/one/she could become a prostitute at 16... oder?

Yes, but the age of the john is restricted.

Tom

Mark75 23.11.2011 09:08

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 1414557)
As always it's different in Ticino. Here it's 5 years difference for someone under 21.

The age of consent is 16 all over Switzerland and that's a federal law. Nothing different in Ticino or any other canton.

Art. 187 StGB

grynch 23.11.2011 09:11

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
somehow I'm thinking the way this thread has turned is NOT what the OP was hoping to put on his/her daughters b'day card.

but hey.. with a name of jerry sluty.. maybe............

tom tulpe 23.11.2011 09:27

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by jsluty (Post 1414592)
10. Get a Passport.

That you can do as soon as you're born (and as soon as Mummy and Daddy find a photographer who manages to get a suitable passport sized picture - eyes open, looking straight into the camera, ears visible, neutral expression - what a nightmare).

st2lemans 23.11.2011 10:37

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
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Originally Posted by tom tulpe (Post 1414663)
That you can do as soon as you're born (and as soon as Mummy and Daddy find a photographer who manages to get a suitable passport sized picture - eyes open, looking straight into the camera, ears visible, neutral expression - what a nightmare).

Unless it's a Swiss passport, which now has to be done at the special office, and they take the (digital) photo.

Tom

Ouchboy 23.11.2011 10:44

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
Is your last name really sluty?






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Guest 24.11.2011 08:05

Re: Daughter turning 16 - what are the Swiss entitlements?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grynch (Post 1414654)
somehow I'm thinking the way this thread has turned is NOT what the OP was hoping to put on his/her daughters b'day card.


Sure it is - I was hoping for more risque possibilities; she is having a party with 50 other 16 y o on Saturday - and my wife and I are not invited!

They have to be out of the hall by midday the next day - it's sounds like more or a sleep-over party - I'd better make sure there is a supply of essentials!


but hey.. with a name of jerry sluty.. maybe............


[QUOTE=Ouchboy;1414756]Is your last name really sluty?

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