There’s no doubt that all the parents worried about their children. They also expect others to look after them as for their own kids. But how will you find yourself in situation where you, a parent, are questioned by staff members about taking a photo of your own kid in the shopping centre?
It happened to Chris White at the busy Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow. He was approached by the security guard who claims that taking photos is “illegal”. Photos not somebody else but his own daughter, Hazel, eating an ice cream. You thing: is it overprotection or just act of stupidity?
Mr White claimed that, when he was interviewed by police, an officer warned him that anti-terrorism powers meant his camera phone could be confiscated.
A spokesperson for Breahead said it wanted to “maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for shoppers”.
In response Mr White set up a Facebook page called “Boycott Braehead” which, by Tuesday morning, had been “liked” by more than 21,000 people.
Same day we have quick respond: the Braehead shopping centre owner changes UK photographs policy: customers will be able to take photographs at several UK shopping centres. Capital Shopping Centres said the new rules would apply immediately to its 11 UK shopping centres.
If you’ve ever wondered how safe you and your family could be in big shopping centres, the truth is not easy to guess. Shall we feel overwhelmed or scared? Will you try your luck to find out?
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