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Started by bossab2 on Aug 19, 2019 5:46:59 PM
When do you stop being responsible for the actions of your offspring ?
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Hilary - 19 Aug 2019 18:07:34 (#1 of 41)

I don't know either. Perhaps 18?

WibbleAgain - 19 Aug 2019 18:09:31 (#2 of 41)

Legally, probably 18.

Morally, forever.

bossab2 - 19 Aug 2019 18:43:42 (#3 of 41)

They can join the army and go off killing people at 16.

Yet they aren't allowed to buy paint till they are 18....

bossab2 - 19 Aug 2019 18:44:57 (#4 of 41)

They can join the army and go off killing people at 16.

https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-join/can-i-join/age

Yet they aren't allowed to buy paint cleaner till they are 18....

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/age-restricted-products/

Tadagee - 19 Aug 2019 18:46:33 (#5 of 41)

So what age are they allowed to join to army again?

widenation - 19 Aug 2019 18:50:27 (#6 of 41)

They went slightly beyond tying a Sylvanian Family doll to the tracks.

bossab2 - 19 Aug 2019 19:14:15 (#7 of 41)

Since kids are criminally responsible at 10 I'm bemused as to why the parents have been punished.

Rendered - 19 Aug 2019 19:14:41 (#8 of 41)

Your poor child.

GyratingTrampoline - 19 Aug 2019 19:23:35 (#9 of 41)

To me there's something particularly abhorrent about destroying the embodiments of 1000s of hours of hobbyists' work. If there's anything that makes me come over all van banger its this. I know things are less important than people yet my emotional response to this is very unforgiving.

That said, it's lovely that a crowd fund has raised a fortune to repair the damage, and the hobbyists are going to spend it to fund youth clubs.

bossab2 - 19 Aug 2019 19:35:15 (#10 of 41)

But should parents be liable for what their children get up to - or should 16 year olds be accompanied at all times by a parent ?

TommyDGNR8 - 19 Aug 2019 19:37:37 (#11 of 41)

No mention, as usual, of underage drinking, illegally obtained alcohol etc. What's the point of the drink age limit if they're never prosecuted?

diomu_II - 19 Aug 2019 20:12:56 (#12 of 41)

Someone drinks when they're 17 years, 364 days old: illegal. One day later it's all allowed. But what is the biochemical difference?

bossab2 - 19 Aug 2019 20:40:36 (#13 of 41)

The whole period between 15 to 18 is just one big fucking legal mess.

And it doesn't help that this also coincides with peak teenage rebellion.

carterbrandon - 19 Aug 2019 20:46:06 (#14 of 41)

The Bossab of Avon:

“I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting....”

darkhorse - 19 Aug 2019 20:46:46 (#15 of 41)

Actually the parents got away relatively lightly...

The parents of three teenagers who deliberately trashed a model railway exhibition worth £30,000 have been ordered to pay compensation.

The Market Deeping Model Railway Club display was damaged at Welland Academy in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 18 May.

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Three of them were handed 12-month referral orders and their parents were also ordered to pay £500 in compensation

500 quid for £30K of damage by my pride and joy? Yeah, fair play judge, no argument from me, will you take a cheque or is there a cash point near?

Stellata - 19 Aug 2019 21:02:15 (#16 of 41)

It wasn’t compulsory to have The Child, you know, bossab.

Tadagee - 19 Aug 2019 21:03:30 (#17 of 41)

They fuck you up, your mum and dad...

JennyRad - 22 Aug 2019 20:30:51 (#18 of 41)

No mention, as usual, of underage drinking, illegally obtained alcohol etc. What's the point of the drink age limit if they're never prosecuted?



Underage drinkers aren't normally the ones breaking the law. (Of course, if they buy alcohol for someone else underage they are - but it's not their being underage when drinking that's the problem.)

Vendors are prosecuted, although I am having trouble finding statistics about how frequently it occurs.

Stellata - 22 Aug 2019 20:46:09 (#19 of 41)

I don’t know how anyone under 18 manages to buy alcohol. My friend (40) still gets asked for ID. Although I’m younger than she is and never get asked anymore, upsettingly.

JennyRad - 22 Aug 2019 20:51:38 (#20 of 41)

When my brother was a teenager he knew which corner stores would sell to him no problem - I assume that's still a method. I assume swiping from parents still goes on too.

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