Adults fear children in the UK
Thursday, 26 June 2008 16:36

Adults Fear Even Being Near Children in the UK

Research by Civitas shows that there is a breakdown of trust between generations - by that they mean adults and children.

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 Here are a some quotes from the report . . . with comments

Whereas adults would once routinely have rebuked children who were misbehaving, or helped children in distress, they now think twice about the consequences of interacting with other people’s children. I would not talk to children even in the presence of their parents because those same children could accuse me of something and  they would be believed even though it would be untrue.
 At the inquest of a two-year-old girl who had wandered into a pond and drowned, a man who had driven past and saw her obviously lost said that he did not go to help ‘because I thought someone would see me and think I was trying to abduct her’  I would do exactly the same. If you are accused then it will ruin your life, it's not worth the risk.
 In an atmosphere of mistrust, in which adults suspect other adults and children are taught to suspect anyone other than their parents, there is a feeling that it is best not to become involved.  New Labour has encouraged us to mistrust everyone. The government trusts no-one. We have a CCTV camera for every 14 people and are photographed over 300 times a day. 

 New Labour encourages us to trust no-one, believing that everything can be sorted out by more laws, checks, rules and regulations, more official bodies, quangos and un-elected snoopers and watchers. This is madness but no-one seems to see the problem. More children die in accidents at home than are abducted and killed. We need to start being rational and not whipped into a frenzy and question the motives of those who think these checks are needed - most of them are on fat government salaries and we're paying for it.

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