The current situation has various bad effects – for example:
– It causes much unnecessary litigation, with associated costs and stress.
– It prevents many people from taking action which might be useful, out of fear – eg assisting with injuries after a road accident.
– It is making it difficult to find volunteers to work with young people, especially out of doors – eg scouts and disadvantaged teenagers.
– It is putting professionals such as doctors and teachers under unnecessary stress.
We need to learn to take responsibility for our own actions, rather than always blaming someone else.