Britain is turning into a nation of ‘paedophobes’

Independent | Oct 22, 2006

Britain is becoming a nation in fear of its teenagers, with a growing number of people refusing to go out after dark because they feel intimidated by young people hanging around on the streets.

A survey of adults throughout Europe found that people in Britain are more afraid of teenagers than in any other country. A rise in what scientists call “paedophobia” – an unreasonable fear of children – has led to more than a million adults considering moving house. Adults are also less likely to stop teenagers committing acts of vandalism than in other countries because they fear being attacked.

One response to “Britain is turning into a nation of ‘paedophobes’

  1. The parents are scary.

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