One woman has revealed that she called the police about her neighbor’s children playing outside her house.
Taken to Reddit she explains that she lives in a “semi-poor area of the UK” where there are many other families with children between the ages of 8 and 15.
The problem started when the pandemic hit and the children were being sent home by their parents.
She wrote in her post: “Instead of being in school, they are playing in the street. All day long. I mean from 9am to 11pm, they’re outside.
“They were constantly screaming, shouting and swearing. I didn’t say anything but hearing an eight-year-old yell at her brother that he was ‘useless’ is a bit much.
“They love to play cockfights with vehicles in traffic, throw stones at parked and parked cars, lie in the middle of the road, try to open car doors, play with windshield wipers until they break and play ‘ knock on the door run’. This lasts all day, 7 days a week. ”
The woman explained that many of her neighbors complained to their parents but to no avail and they finally decided to contact the community police.
She continued: “I didn’t expect much from them, but they really came and talked to the kids and their parents.
“It’s basically a slap on the wrist, but parents are upset because ‘nobody warned them first’.”
She went on to say that nothing has really changed, but parents sometimes pull their kids up when they swear.
However, the woman now questions whether she is the wrong person after talking to her sister.
She added: “I talked about it with my sister and she said I was the bad guy for not respecting the position of parents and that parenting is harder than working from home, which I supposed to be true but not the problem.
“However I feel a bit bad about it now, because maybe I should warn the parents?”
Redditors members were quick to respond with the vast majority agreeing she wasn’t wrong.
One person commented: “Some parents cannot live up to their responsibility with their children, and the surrounding community should react to that.”
“If the kids continue to act, continue to involve the authorities,” another agreed.
While a third wrote, “I mean, parents don’t forget their children’s behavior, and if they do, they need to be more proactive parents.”
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