The ArgusTeenagers warned of dangers of fake ID in new Sussex Police poster campaign (From The Argus)

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Teenagers warned of dangers of fake ID in new Sussex Police poster campaign

The Argus: Teenagers warned of dangers of fake ID in new Sussex Police poster campaign Teenagers warned of dangers of fake ID in new Sussex Police poster campaign

Teenagers are being warned they face missing out on six months of clubbing if they are caught trying to get into late-night venues under-age.

Sussex Police has launched a new poster and educational campaign cracking down on the use of fake IDs.

As part of the new campaign, youngsters are being warned they will be banned for six months once they are legally allowed to enter late-night premises if they are caught out beforehand.

Jean Irving, licensing and public safety manager for Sussex Police, said: “You can see these fake IDs on the internet and it would surprise you how realistic they can be.

“Kids are not thinking about their own safety because they don’t think anything bad will happen to them.

“We are saying to kids, ‘If you are caught using fake ID you will be banned from all the premises in Brighton for six months starting from your 18th birthday’.

“We are also telling them it could stop them having a job having that on their record.

“We’ve focused on these two things and it really seems to hit home.”

 

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6:21pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Avril84 says...

Sounds like a crock of bull to me... banned from every premises? Stop them getting a job? They are 16/17... not bloody 11. Speaking to them like they're 11 is not realistic, I mean, I'd personally have taken that as patronizing when I was 16.

I don't think when I was 16 I'd be naive enough to believe when I turned 18 I'd be banned from 'everywhere'. Come on, how is that even policed!? I'm sure there's more pressing matter for door staff such as violent criminals on their list of no entry than half the 16-17 year old population of Brighton.
Sounds like a crock of bull to me... banned from every premises? Stop them getting a job? They are 16/17... not bloody 11. Speaking to them like they're 11 is not realistic, I mean, I'd personally have taken that as patronizing when I was 16. I don't think when I was 16 I'd be naive enough to believe when I turned 18 I'd be banned from 'everywhere'. Come on, how is that even policed!? I'm sure there's more pressing matter for door staff such as violent criminals on their list of no entry than half the 16-17 year old population of Brighton. Avril84
  • Score: 5

9:45am Wed 5 Mar 14

Goldenwight says...

Call me a cynic, but are people using false IDs really likely to be that bothered about not being able to use their real IDs?

My gut feeling is this is likely to be about as effective as imposing bans on drivers caught without licences.
Call me a cynic, but are people using false IDs really likely to be that bothered about not being able to use their real IDs? My gut feeling is this is likely to be about as effective as imposing bans on drivers caught without licences. Goldenwight
  • Score: 3

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