Parents sentenced for assaulting daughter over nude social media posts

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Of bloody course.

Combined with the fact that what is now considered psycho-socially and pyscho-sexually abnormal was either considered perfectly normal or hidden away in millions of miserable bedrooms.
That was the most likely explanation I would think (I do not actually know, so forgive me for resorting to feelings!).

Slightly off topic, I know, but there is genuinely massive problem in Japan with the 'Hikikomori', a phenomenon that speaks to the above bolded part of your post:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikikomori
 


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Very, very few places to be fair. By 'past' I am referring to the quite recent past as in a decade or more and yes, you are correct, they went un-diagnosed in the main.
So that's my point. How you get from that to what you claimed I said is a bit of a mystery really.

So I would appreciate if you would either link to my alleged quote, because it's absolutely not what I was saying, or acknowledge that you misquoted me. And if you think that's handbagging, do feel free to report this.

Thanks.
 

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That's a very stupid comment. You would do well to take it back. PetalJam has stuck strictly to the issues being discussed since she joined this thread.
*post deleted as it was hypocritical on my part*
 

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So no off topic posts about me rather than the topic? None at all?

OK.

Try to stay on topic please, I've very little interest in arguing to be honest.
The furthest I've gone off topic is all related to you misquoting and misrepresenting my posts.
You even put something in quotes and said I'd said it, when I absolutely did not.

If you think that pointing out that someone has misquoted you, and asking them to rectify it - when it's about the subject under discussion - is handbagging, then you don't understand the expression.
 

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The furthest I've gone off topic is all related to you misquoting and misrepresenting my posts.
You even put something in quotes and said I'd said it, when I absolutely did not.

If you think that pointing out that someone has misquoted you, and asking them to rectify it - when it's about the subject under discussion - is handbagging, then you don't understand the expression.
Fair enough PJ - bygones and all that I guess?
 

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I'm not General Urko, but I know how to put a bridle on a horse. And I've been to Goffs etc but I won't be riding with the Blazers anytime soon.

Was the Jez as bad as the Bish, in your opinion?

There was a poster on here who went on the radio, relatively recently (last decade) about a school in your neck of the woods because they didn't want RC education for their child.
You seem to know Galway a bit! The Jes had a strict no corporal punishment rule and was and is more middle class than the Bish. However The Bish has a better accademic record in its students and it has an excellent principal today! Oddly The Jes has a better record against us on the rugby pitch, despite being smaller and having more girls than boys and The Bish is only a boy's school!
My niece who has the mental issues today due to a variety of causes, was a rare working class kid in the Jes and was effectively bullied out of it, mind you, they have a nice building fund!
 

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Interesting lunch break today, one of my younger (much) colleagues went to Longitude on Saturday with friends (late 20's). Lovely girl, likes to party, has travelled a bit, not long back from living in London.

She said she was shocked at what she saw. Very young teens, 14-16, out of it, girls wearing stickers over their nipples and nothing else on top, lads with their hands down their panties in full view. Young teens lying face down on the ground, completely out of it, people walking past them. It was very interesting to hear a 28 year old shocked at what she saw.

Drink and drugs aplenty (par for the course at festivals) but the age group using them shocked her the most.

Two of mine went, had a great time but they'd not be interested in the scene (I think, you never really know). My 16 year old wanted to go, no way was I letting her. Saturday night she woke us up at 1am, a pal was lost in a field, drunk, with strangers and very scared. She insisted we call her parents as she had lost contact with her. Anyway, the kid was safe. My daughter got a fright. She's just finished transition year, and was annoyed as lots of 3rd years were going (15 year olds). Many ended up on Facebook, out of it, some with "wardrobe malfunctions".

We have a problem in Ireland.
 

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Interesting lunch break today, one of my younger (much) colleagues went to Longitude on Saturday with friends (late 20's). Lovely girl, likes to party, has travelled a bit, not long back from living in London.

She said she was shocked at what she saw. Very young teens, 14-16, out of it, girls wearing stickers over their nipples and nothing else on top, lads with their hands down their panties in full view. Young teens lying face down on the ground, completely out of it, people walking past them. It was very interesting to hear a 28 year old shocked at what she saw.

Drink and drugs aplenty (par for the course at festivals) but the age group using them shocked her the most.

Two of mine went, had a great time but they'd not be interested in the scene (I think, you never really know). My 16 year old wanted to go, no way was I letting her. Saturday night she woke us up at 1am, a pal was lost in a field, drunk, with strangers and very scared. She insisted we call her parents as she had lost contact with her. Anyway, the kid was safe. My daughter got a fright. She's just finished transition year, and was annoyed as lots of 3rd years were going (15 year olds). Many ended up on Facebook, out of it, some with "wardrobe malfunctions".

We have a problem in Ireland.
 

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I agree, vigilance, understanding, active interest. Though I'm seeing parents (loving caring parents) struggle with this, it's not easy when both parents are working full time, commuting etc.

We're seeing classes on consent in colleges, we really should be asking why we need to. The HSE has reported only this year a surge in the number of hospitalisations of teenage girls for anorexia and bulimia. Ireland’s teenage suicide rate is the fourth highest among high-income countries, Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world. We're also set to be most obese country in Europe.

We're in very big trouble. Difficulties in accessing mental health services and the closure of beds have added to the seriousness of our teenage mental health issues, but there are other factors.

Good piece below that every parent should read, porn and access to it among young teens has changed in the last decade. A balance has yet to be struck.
Porn, hook-ups and the reality of sex for Generation Z - Independent.ie


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ireland-set-to-be-most-obese-country-in-europe-who-says-1.2201731
Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the world
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/surge-in-teenage-girls-being-hospitalised-for-eating-disorders-1.3108388
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/too-many-irish-teenagers-have-mental-health-issues-unicef-says-1.3125710
Actually, the financial cost to the health service into the very near future I suspect is already causing panic in some quarters.
 

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Many good families are blighted by mental illness through no fault of their own. They don't need slurs from scumbags such as yourself.

I have huge respect for parents who struggle to deal with personality disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders etc that often arise during adolescence.

The societal (and economic) impact of this stuff is huge. Care for troubled teens is a terrible burden on families.

Families are the key support mechanism for these kids. The state needs to learn how to support struggling parents, not undermine them.
It also does not stop at 18. Lots of "kids" well into their 40's remain a cross on their aging parents.

Some people are just self destructive, never come good and leave a trail of destruction in their wake...
 

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Amster you did a great job, Tonic, Sailor, TS and Mushroom too. I love the way you do a clean sweep. Carrots are said to be very good for the eyes, and you can see right thru people.

Emily Davison
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Well done Emily, great stuff.
 


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