Sunday, October 22, 2006

We are all Paedophobes now?

According to research by the IPPR think tank, "last year more than 1.5 million Britons thought about moving away from their local area due to young people hanging around and 1.7 million avoided going out after dark as a direct result". Only just over a third of Britons would ask young people to stop spray-painting a building in their street, or to stop being rowdy outside. Would you intervene?

10 comments:

Colin said...

I nearly always tell them to stop if they are Europeans.

istanbultory said...

If they are non-Europeans...

Ellee said...

If they don't look threatening I would.

istanbultory said...

What if they have facial tatoos?

Colin said...

Probably, I am too optimistic. Just read the article The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Voyager said...

http://www.manifestoclub.com/hubs/vetting

The other side of the coin

Voyager said...

http://tinyurl.com/yjqafp

Try again

istanbultory said...

An interesting link, Voyager. I suppose the vetting of kids can go too far. But many people and communities do seem to feel increasingly threatened by asocial kids or bands of kids who loiter with intent....

Voyager said...

I suppose the vetting of kids can go too far.

Are you sober ?

This is for vetting any adult who may possibly have any contact with any child under 16...........

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