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Simon encourages dobbing.

By johnboy 11 March 2009 7

ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister, Simon Corbell, is launching a dobbing competition!

Fortunately Simon isn’t going to publicly reward the biggest snitches, rather just the best poster designers:

    The program is encouraging young people to share information they have about criminal activity with Crime Stoppers, which will in turn bring down youth related crime.

    “Crime Stoppers is an essential resource in fighting crime in the ACT, and this competition is a great way of introducing young people to Crime Stoppers from an early age,” Mr Corbell said.

    “It is important for children to know that telling Crime Stoppers about illegal activity is not ‘dobbing’ on a friend or peers, rather, it is doing the right thing.”

    The program calls on young people to draw on their creativity to design a poster which incorporates the theme ‘SEE something. HEAR something. SAY something.’

    The first 100 entries will receive a USB wristband, while the overall winner will get a 30 minute ride in an Aquila helicopter for three people. The winning design will also feature on the back of a bus, as well as get used in Crime Stoppers promotional material.

But will anyone report the parents who actually make the posters in place of their children?

And does anyone know what a “USB wristband” is?

UPDATED: Thanks to Peterh for finding the poster which advertises the poster comp.

I can see why they’re keen for fresh blood.

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peterh 9:32 am 12 Mar 09

AG Canberra said :

But it is dobbing….isn’t it?

you can bet that the people you inform on would certainly think so, and anonymous? in the tight social communities that kids have? yeah. right.

AG Canberra 8:50 am 12 Mar 09

But it is dobbing….isn’t it?

Furry Jesus 7:42 am 12 Mar 09

the geniuses behind ‘Be Alert, Not Alarmed’ must feel that their work has been done.


Holden Caulfield 6:16 pm 11 Mar 09

You get what you pay for.

Inappropriate 5:57 pm 11 Mar 09
peterh 5:36 pm 11 Mar 09

a wristband that is joined together by a usb connection… WOW!

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