Friday, 18 April 2008

Macca's Daycare


Three children aged 12, 10 and 9 months were left at a McDonalds playground while the mothers went across the road for two hours at the local pub. Police were called and now they say it is unlikely the parents will be charged as the welfare of the children was not in question. With the parents willingly leaving their young children unsupervised they are making it too easy for the predators. It is not the responsibility of a 12 and 10 year old to watch a baby just so you can either have a few drinks or feed a poker machine. Children are quick and it only takes a second for them to disappear and accidents to occur. Queensland premier Anna Bligh is hoping that laws are pushed through much quicker that if you leave your young children unattended for work, pubs, clubs, casinos, you face a jail term of three years. Given that in some cases there is likely to be exceptional circumstances. Where is accountability these days?

Cairns/news.com.au

8 comments:

CherryPie said...

I can't really understand why people would just leave their kids unsupervised like that!

Crushed said...

I don't know. Twelve is quite old. My Mum used to leave in my in charge from about ten and go to work, at home obviously. I think I was about twelve when I was first allowed into the city centre on my own.

Nunyaa said...

That was 18 years ago wasn't it? Times have changed and not always for the better. Am thinking more of the 9 month old baby, work is one thing but these mothers were at the pub.

Semaj Mahgih said...

The McCann syndrome.

Nunyaa said...

Yes I think similarites are there, if anything had of happened to those kids, the parents would of been first to jump in and whine to McDonalds. Have seen parents get hauled over the coals for allowing their children to simply step outside the yard and this happens and no accountability whatsoever. Bullshit.

Colin Campbell said...

I was in a McDonalds last week with my kids and another families kids. It was bedlam and it made me very nervous. Kids disappear for ages in some of those play areas. No dramas, but it would be easy for something to happen.

Nunyaa said...

It is easy and kids these days are quick to get out of sight.

Lord Nazh said...

"Where is accountability these days?"

The days of personal responsibility seem to have disappeared...