*puts on Harry Potter glasses*
- That’s clearly not typical for all students at Hogwarts, Harry’s parents actively tried to stop him going after all.
- Quidditch is a sport, do/did you need parental permission to join the football team in your school? Also, Harry was Gryffindor team’s youngest seeker in 100 years - you’d typically be around 14-16 years old to be on the team.
- They were supervised by Hagrid, it’s certainly dangerous to go alone, however.
- Duelling is a near-essential part of DADA, plus they were to only use stun spells, expelliarmus, and other low level spells.
- It’s not unreasonable to suspect a student was pulling a prank by petrifying others, the teachers enforced a curfew and supervision after Hermione was petrified.
- That’s added security, the students don’t generally leave Hogwarts anyway. Dumbledore was furious they attacked HP during the quidditch game but admittedly they should have been under more surveillance.
-So you’d have the students leave one of the most secure areas in the wizarding world? Parents could always ask for their children to come home regardless.
-It’s a binding contract, literally nothing you can do about that one, and very few people actually die.
-Again, all supervised. A teacher would notice if something actually dangerous was about to happen.
-It may be safe, but it’s off school grounds and UNsupervised. This would mean that students could get themselves in real trouble if they were to be idiotic.
@Pangbot, yes, students do need their parents permission to join a sport in school.
Supervised by a grounds keeper, and still with dangerous animals.
Still weird the parents don't need to give consent for dueling.
It's pretty clear in the book they thought it was something ominous and not a prank when people were being petrified.
So the "security" attacks the student?
Hogwarts was incredibly not secure
@Pangbot, Harry’s parents are dead. His aunt and uncle were the ones trying to keep him from going
@Pangbot, I want to sleep with you...
@Oujosh29, It's a lot simpler than all those reasons. Its cause it's off campus that you need permission. That's it. Otherwise it's under the schools responsibility cause it's on their campus.
@Bass66, Ah, good catch. That was a silly mistake.
@Pangbot, Harry Potter isn't real. You know that right? I need you to know that.
@Pangbot, thank you for this service fellow fan
@griffinstorme, MY OWL JUST GOT LOST, OKAY? I MOVED HOUSE A LOT.
Well you never need a parent's permission to be kidnapped
*obligatory "in the books" comment*
The ‘90s were awesome!
Fun fact: permission slips are almost 100% useless in the court of law. They aren't legal documents.