Maybe I am just getting old, but I am really struggling to find firm evidence to support the claim that this year’s Schoolies Week celebrations are more sedate and more responsible than ever before.
Schoolies 2012 was billed as the year when the kiddies of Australia would show themselves in a more mature and dignified light, when the celebrations would be marked by a more sensible approach to drinking and partying.
Demographers such as David Chalk and Bernard Salt said last week that one of the defining features of Gen Y was that it was hyper-informed about risky behaviour, be it the dangers of binge-drinking, casual drug use, or the threat of date rape from the sexually predatory “toolies” who like hang around the periphery of the schoolies celebrations.
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@mooks83 sophisticated response. Think the kids parents saw it differently
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