What would you do if your ex posted naked photos of you online? The person who took the mobile phone pictures? How long before someone publishes the identity of 'Magaluf girl'?
How long before her family is forced to endure 'the shame' of her actions, too? A nightclub foam party. Alamy Yes, she is responsible for her own actions. And in the cold light of day they seem almost unbelievable. Is booze to blame? Young people are increasingly swayed by where the next drink is coming from. Never before has a generation placed so much importance on booze.
It leads to more and more extreme behaviour. I thought my university days were pretty alcopop happy. But now each generation, each year group, seems eager to outdo the last. A World Health Organisation WHO study earlier this year found that Britain is among the worst countries in the world for binge drinking. The research looked at countries and placed the UK 13th highest for heavy alcohol consumption.
While, last year, a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD found that British girls are more likely to get drunk than those in almost any else in the Western world. In a survey of 27 nations, it found that the UK was among just seven where teenage girls were more likely to get drunk than boys of the same age.
In total, 44 per cent of British year-old girls and 39 per cent of boys told researchers that they had been drunk on at least two occasions. So it stands to reason that we should be questioning our worrying relationship to alcohol and how much we value we place on it, as a society.
Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, a consumer psychologist, agrees. She tells me that whether you are prepared to do something, directly relates to how much importance you place on it. So the more value others place on a certain thing [like alcohol] the more we will, too. It becomes a borderline addiction; an obsession. You will keep chasing it, regardless of the costs involved. Redderz - The video of the girl in Magaluf Local mayor Manuel Onieva, has demanded a police investigation into the practice on the notorious party island.
He has threatened to close down any Magaluf bars that are found to be breaking the law. And — worse — that we are so accepting of it being posted online, with no consequence for anyone but her. It smacks of exploitation on many levels. Rape Crisis Spokeswoman Katie Russell says: But how far would you go for a drink? How far have you gone?