Head teachers have banned children from using video phones to stop them slapping other pupils in the face and recording the attacks on their mobiles. The violent new craze among teenagers – dubbed “happy slapping” – has been plaguing commuters on trains and buses in London. ***Superintendent Mark Newton, of British Transport Police, told the Scotsman: “These people who think it is all a bit of a jape could end up in jail.”
The craze has involved groups of teenagers slapping strangers in the face while filming their reactions on mobile phones.
Superintendent Newton is right, this must be stopped.
But if someone wants to start a craze of commuters slapping teens on cellphones, count me in!