Concerned community groups criticize Facebook for promoting drunken behavior

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Alcohol Concern spokesman Frank Soodeen is very concerned about the Facebook group, "30 Reasons Girls Should Call It A Night".  He described the group as 'symptomatic of the culture of acceptability around drunkenness'. "People are perfectly happy to post these sorts of pictures because they recognise that alcohol-related embarrassment will actually improve their social standing."Parents and community groups are concerned that groups like this one that allow young people to share pictures of...Read Full Story

Professor of sociology talks about "30 Reasons Girls Should Call It A Night"

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"There is nothing surprising with young people going out for a drink - I think most people have done it," explains Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent. "But there is a problem if young people are using drunkenness itself as a way of reaching out and communicating, of forging camaraderie and bonds. "People have always wanted to be noticed but in the past it was by the way you dressed, the job you did, the impression you made by the way you talked and the language...Read Full Story