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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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There's an ongoing conversation regarding whether 17 year olds are adults. From my parental perspective, here is evidence that they are not. Of course, some of these "young adults" may be 18 or older:


The [United Kingdom] Home Office has tried to frighten people into taking its identity plans seriously by publishing a marketing survey it said proved their passports were easy targets for ruthless criminals.

People care more about their iPods and mobile phones than their passports, according to an Identity and Passport Service (IPS) survey, making passports an easy target for criminals.

The IPS survey found that, "when put on the spot" by government-commissioned inquisitors, half of all young adults had no idea where their passport was.

"Only half...could say where their passport was without having to think or look for it," an IPS statement said. Yet 72 per cent of young adults knew exactly where their iPods and mobile phones were.

IPS director Bernard Herdan said: "While young people are rightly concerned about the whereabouts of their phones and iPods, it seems too many still underestimate the potential consequences of losing their passport."



From the Ontario Empoblog (Latest OVVA news here)

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I guarantee you the results would be the same for individuals over the age of 18.
 
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