‘I caution against crafting laws based on some highly publicised cases and fear-inducing statements about lawlessness and jungles. Instead, we need to take a more careful look at the data and then proceed with caution.’
‘Those that ignore the rules and conventions are, often, children who suffer some form of disadvantage – in other words, often the ‘bullies’ are, in other areas of their lives, also ‘victims’, making tough law enforcement solutions quite inappropriate for children”.’
‘Would criminalising cruel, childish behaviour really solve the problem we’re all working to overcome?’
OK – I can’t resist. Haven’t I been saying stuff like this for over a year?