1. I think there’s been a bit too much hysteria about this. Her potential employers were a bit naive for not checking her social media. All the ‘iffy’ bits could have been deleted before she became a public ‘face’. That’s not to condone what she wrote, but when I read the Facebook statuses of some of the Explorers I know, I do have to metaphorically avert my eyes. It’s all about being young, a bit silly and having the freedom to write what you want.
    I think the press are also a bit to blame here. They seem to have been rather harsh on her. Same as some of the MPs who need to get down from their high horses!

    ‘When I were a lad’ all the silly things I did were within my circle of friends and family and not available for people worldwide to see online. Also because my teenage years are not online, they cannot be retrieved for people to read – of course that past 10 years or so are another matter.
    Young people need to be educated about the consequences of what the they post on the internet. A good place to start is here – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/

  2. Unfortunately these days your not allowed a past, you have to be squeeky clean. Typically the right wing press will jump on anything like the Paris Brown story, of course we must all remember that these right wing journalists have never done anything wrong sat in their ivory towers. The Paris Brown story is just the thoughtless ramblings from a teenage girl, it’s what you expect surely of someone that age.

  3. I totally agree with both comments I was trying to make the point that adults sometime focus on what young people do when they are young.
    So when picking they Scout to attend the District Youth forum we look at our YP’s and say “we can pick Chris, remember that incident with the custard three years ago, he is not suitable”

    We need to look beyond those silly incidents and look at the person now would they be suitable now did they learn for the silly incident.


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