Student freshers given Paddington Bear-style 'safety wristbands' amid fear that 'snowflake generation' is being mollycoddled at university

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Post by Thorin on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:00 am

For thousands of students around the country arriving for their first week at university freshers' week is a time of experimentation out of sight of their parents. But today's generation of 'snowflake' students seem not to be trusted to avoid the pitfalls and take themselves home safely at the end of a night on the town.

One student housing company is handing out Paddington Bear-style wristbands printed with their address and emergency contact details. Campus Living Villages is giving the brightly-coloured safety wristbands to 13,000 first-year students this month, including undergraduates from the Universities of Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool.

The scheme has been labelled patronising by leading academics amid fears they could encourage binge-drinking by lulling students into a false sense of security. Frank Furedi, an emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, said that the wristbands “infantilise” students.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/09/16/student-freshers-given-paddington-bear-style-safety-wristbands/


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Post by Syl on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Going off to uni, joining in with freshers week, meeting new friends, and of course drinking, is all part and parcel of embarking on a really exciting time in a young persons life....the name tag doesn't really go with the image does it? Razz

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Post by Thorin on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:30 pm

Syl wrote:Going off to uni, joining in with freshers week, meeting new friends, and of course drinking, is all part and parcel of embarking on a really exciting time in a young persons life....the name tag doesn't really go with the image does it? Razz


What gets me is how easily attackers could make use of this knowing the address of potential victims.
Talk about advertising where they live.

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Post by Thorin on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm

The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said. 

The teen - who is being held after police tracked him to the departures hall at the Port of Dover - is thought to have been a 'problematic foster child' who was raised in Sunbury-on-Thames by Penelope Jones, 71, and husband Ronald, 88.


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Post by Syl on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:44 pm

Thorin wrote:The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said. 

The teen - who is being held after police tracked him to the departures hall at the Port of Dover - is thought to have been a 'problematic foster child' who was raised in Sunbury-on-Thames by Penelope Jones, 71, and husband Ronald, 88.


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Should this be in the other thread Thor?
Just to clarify, the elderly couple didn't raise the teenager who has been arrested, according to the news they have fostered many kids over the years...have six children of their own, and have fostered two recently arrived Syrian refugees, this boy is thought to be one of them.

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Post by Thorin on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 pm

Syl wrote:
Thorin wrote:The 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released, neighbours have said. 

The teen - who is being held after police tracked him to the departures hall at the Port of Dover - is thought to have been a 'problematic foster child' who was raised in Sunbury-on-Thames by Penelope Jones, 71, and husband Ronald, 88.


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Should this be in the other thread Thor?
Just to clarify, the elderly couple didn't raise the teenager who has been arrested, according to the news they have fostered many kids over the years...have six children of their own, and have fostered two recently arrived Syrian refugees, this boy is thought to be one of them.


Yes its in the wrong thread

Not knocking the foster parents, this is not their fault
Yes I have already understood your view to watch every single person you suspect based on nationality and religion, as refugees and I find it abhorrent.

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Re: Student freshers given Paddington Bear-style 'safety wristbands' amid fear that 'snowflake generation' is being mollycoddled at university

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:35 pm

Smile

"Freshers"  !!!

That phrase sounds so American...

Since when, did Brits start calling first year uni' students freshmen ???

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As for the O/P :


Not that this current millenial "snowflake" generation exactly happened overnight..

This situation has been building to this current state through the last three decades of some parents increasingly mollycoddling, cocooning, cotton-wooling and helicoptering their brood; with some airheaded primary school teachers exacerbating their conditioning with their "you're all so special, you can achieve anything you want !" bulldust.

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Post by nicko on Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:40 pm

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:17 pm

Maybe a lot of these 'highly intelligent' uni entrants are too stupid to remember the address of their digs...



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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:45 pm

People who go to university are adults and should be perfectly capable of sorting out their own safety.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:07 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:People who go to university are adults and should be perfectly capable of sorting out their own safety.

Exactly.
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