Our teenage son was recently made to feel like a criminal.

Does he hang around the streets late at night, destroying property and making a nuisance of himself?

No, something far worse - he delivers the free local paper.

These may be a source of mild annoyance (although many people find them useful) but surely it is no great hardship just to put them straight in the blue box. They cost nothing and the council will take them away for free.

My son has been shouted at and rudely treated by people old enough to know better. All he and other kids like him are trying to do is earn a few quid and gain some independence.

So give them a break and save your ranting and raging for something important. This is just not that big a deal.

Mrs M Saunders,