And the prize for writing common sense goes to.......

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by sallyanne09, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Saw this in the paper yesterday and I for one I becoming increasingly tired of the continuing nonsense of 'A paedo around every corner' mentality that seems to be thundering through society today.

    Virgin Australia rethink seating policy of not allowing men sit next to children on flights | Mail Online

    And then today I came across a column by Boris Johnson (admittedly form Nov '09) that actually spoke total sense.

    Come off it, folks: how many paedophiles can there be? - Telegraph

    So are we as a society becoming to precious with our children or has the media helped to highlight a real problem that our children need to be protected from any random male person who inhabits the same breathing space as our wee folks?
  2. There can't be many airlines that allow unaccompanied children, especially aged 8 and 10.

    And how many men wouldn't prefer to be moved away from them?

    Obviously, paedophiles should have the right to sit next to kids, but the ticketing system makes that a lottery anyway.
  3. Perhaps they should re-think the policy of not allowing sheep to travel in the passenger compartment!
  4. Most airlines have an 'unaccompanied minors' program whereby the child will be escorted at all times from check in until they are on the plane and then again from landing until they are met by an adult. Certainly I, as a child, traveled this way on many occasions as my family spent a lot of time abroad. It is still very common, for example when when parents live in separate countries or the child is overseas at boarding school