Jill, assuming we're talking 18 or 19 not 13 or 14 there shouldn't be too much of a problem, but they're going to have to learn pretty quickly about staying safe and protecting their valuables.
Most travellers say Paraguay is much more relaxed and safer than say Brazil or some other South American countries, but it does have pretty high levels of petty crime.
The one great advantage is that they won't really be "alone" they'll have grandmother to impart local knowledge. Tell them they should listen to her about what's safe and what's not.
Phil from the safety hub about 6 years ago
Thank you Phil. They're 14 & 16, first time traveling. We'll discuss those types of normalcies when traveling anywhere; we weren't sure with what we've been told about whats going on there, if it were safe for the two to spend the summer. about 6 years agoAnswered by Jill via WorldNomads.com
Hi Jill. My name is Eliane and I'm from Paraguay. Paraguay is amongst the safest countries in South America (according to many travel guides) . However, crime can happen and they will need to take some caution, especially since they're not experienced travelers. Unlike in other countries, they wouldn't really want to walk at night time by themselves, not even in Asuncion, the capital. As you might of heard there has been some issues with the government lately but you shouldn't really worry about this. At the moment everything is pretty calm. Having their grandmother there is great! And knowing other locals could be really helpful. Where are they going to? and when? Hope this helps! almost 6 years agoAnswered by Eliane Gonzalez via WorldNomads.com