“They put on their headphones, drape a hood over their head and drift off into the world of ‘digital highs’ called i-Dosing.
Oh dear, what you going to do now? You can’t ban covering their head – very unBritish don’t you know. Whoops! You did ban ‘hoodies’, perhaps a ban on children covering their heads? How about banning headphones? Not very practical, think of all those call centres….
But teenagers are getting ‘high’ on i-Dosing; we must be able to ban something?
“This is the world of ‘i-Dosing’, the new craze sweeping the internet in which teenagers use so-called ‘digital drugs’ to change their brains in the same way as real-life narcotics. They believe the repetitive drone-like music will give them a ‘high’ that takes them out of reality, only legally available and downloadable on the Internet.”
‘Repetitive drone-like music’ – well you managed to ban the Vuvuzeula on health and safety grounds, perhaps you could ban ‘repetitive and drone-like’? That’s the end of Prime Minister’s Question Time if you do – and quite a few blogs as well.
“But there has been such alarm in the U.S. that the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs has issued a warning to children not to do it. If you want to reach these kids, save these kids and keep these kids safe, parents have to be aware. They’ve got to take action.”
– Despite the fact that the foremost expert has told you that:
Dr Wahbeh denied there was any possibility that someone could experience similar effects to cocaine or ecstasy. She said: ‘We did a small controlled study with four people, and we did not see any brain wave activity shifting to match the binaural beat that people were listening to.’
However, other researchers say the ‘high’ listeners claim to feel may actually be a placebo effect determined by the individual’s desire to feet (sic) it.
Nothing else for it, you will just have to ban people ‘thinking’ they are high…..
Coming to a legislator near you shortly…