As one of the older generation the following horrifies me. As a supposed civilised society how can we allow our children and grandchildren to be subjected to this sort of Big Brother control. What will come next ?
I'm interested in your views. Please though keep any debate friendly and factual without resorting to name calling or pointless argument. Thanks a lot. :)
CALL TO SCRAP "ANTI -TEEN" DEVICE.
A high-pitched device used to disperse teenagers is being challenged by campaigners, who say it is not a fair way to treat young people.
There are estimated to be 3,500 of the devices, known as the mosquito, in use across the country.
The device sends out a high-pitched, irritating noise
Their sound causes discomfort to young ears - but their frequency is above the normal hearing range of people over 25.
The Children's Commissioner for England says they should be scrapped as they infringe the rights of young people.
The devices have proved popular with councils and police who use them to disperse groups of youths engaged in anti-social behaviour.
But a new campaign called "Buzz off", led by the Children's Commissioner for England and back by groups including civil liberties group Liberty, is calling for them to be scrapped.
The organisations want to highlight what they call the "increasingly negative" way society views and deals with children and young people.
Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Children's Commissioner for England, said he had spoken to many young people who had been "deeply affected" by the deterrents.
He said: "These devices are indiscriminate and target all children and young people, including babies, regardless of whether they are behaving or misbehaving.
What type of society uses a low-level sonic weapon on its children?