(ConservativeHub.com) – Cancel culture is running amok these days, with some individuals paying a steep price for online posts made years ago. It’s gotten so out of control in the UK that the police are targeting children over their internet use.
The Telegraph reported on April 6 an investigation revealed that UK police recorded more than 2,000 online incidents of “non-crime hate” perpetrated by children under 17 years old in the last 7 years.
Playground insults could now blight your future career. Telegraph reveals that police forces in England and Wales have recorded more than 2,000 'non-crime hate incidents' against the names of children under the age of 17. https://t.co/56nSE9IO9N
— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) April 6, 2021
“Non-crime hate” incidents are defined as the demonstration of “hostility” against race, religion, or a person’s gender identity. Although UK law enforcement officials don’t designate the online posts as crimes, they still log them into a system for future reference.
Those records can appear during an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background check performed by potential employers. DBS checks cost the equivalent of only about $32 in American currency.
This situation raises serious concerns about the increasing use of the internet by children and young adults. The US is already experiencing the effects of cancel culture. What’s to stop it from creating a situation where a single, thoughtless joke posted online could come back to ruin someone’s chance of getting a new job?
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