Playing with fire Studies of children in major cities in the U.S. and Canada, over a Experience, Journal of Child Clinical Psychology, 19) Teenagers, like adults.
A child pyromaniac is a child with an impulse-control disorder that is primarily distinguished by a compulsion to set fires in order to relieve built-up tension. A child pyromaniac is the most rare form of fire setting. Fire setting among children and teens can be recurring or periodic. Some children and teens may set fires often.
Juveniles set , fires annually. In fact, the youth of our country set over 50% of all fires. According to the United States Fire Administration.
Children and young people start to play with fire for various reasons, ranging from natural curiosity in toddlers to older children using firesetting to express.