Thanks for asking. This is a complicated situation: yes, the activity being discussed is dangerous, but it is also sometimes a necessity - there are numerous other questions about traveling as a minor, and more that aren't tagged as such. Indeed, I had to ask a question about this myself on behalf of someone else.
The best thing to do here is to assume good faith and try to provide as much support and guidance as possible - you're off to a good start with your answer, but if you can dig up links to local organizations that might be able to offer direct assistance, that would be a much more useful addition than the cautions you currently have.
As always, downvote and/or flag any answers that provide dangerous advice - this is not the place to tolerate misinformation, as someone may end up hurt or worse as a result.