Source: Writing and identity
The first time I heard about fake IDs I was about 13 years old. I would see them in American high school movies all the time, but I had never actually seen a real fake ID ordered on the internet, and to this day I still have not, so how are young people getting into night clubs and bottle shops in Australia?
These days, most young people will buy a real ID off someone that is over the age of 18 with similarities to them, for example, same hair colour and length, same skin colour, and sometimes same colour eyes, but that’s about it. The scan Tec machines determine whether the ID is real or not, but the security guards job is to match the face to the ID. I have never come across someone with an ID that they bought off someone else, and it did not work for them. Most young people are so desperate to get into these clubs, that they will memorise everything on the ID from the birth date to the address, just in case a security guard does get suspicious and asks them questions about their ID, but that is rather rare because these clubs are usually so busy that they do not have the time to stop and actually examine the ID and the security guards just want to get everyone inside.
Clubs are turning a blind eye to vulnerable underage drinkers, and it is becoming a serious problem. I once came across a 16 year old girl who had a very short pixie haircut, so she used a guy’s ID to get into the club. She got in with no problems, just a dangerously drunk young girls body. Later on in the night, I witnessed a group of about 23 year old men flirting with her and trying to kiss her, she had no problem with that, I how ever thought it was very dangerous on the men’s behalf because they thought she was over 18, when in reality she was actually 16.
Not only is the underage drinking a very dangerous problem for young men and women who may encounter sexual predators, but it is also a massive problem for the businesses that are unaware that they are letting underage teens into their venues. Licenced managers and owners can get up to a maximum penalty of $30,475 for servicing alcohol to a minor, and that’s just the start.
Security in Australia needs to start taking their jobs more seriously and really observe peoples IDs, too many young lives are at risk because of the careless actions of some security guards just turning a blind eye, and so are the Venues.
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Remember before you turned 18 and all you could think about was how once your an adult everything will finally fall into place? You have finished high school, thank god, you can go buy alcohol and go to clubbing with your best friends, can legally get tattoos and everything else you were restricted to before the mighty 18th birthday, but by the time that day actually came, you feel sort of stuck… WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH MY LIFE NOW!? During our whole time at school, all people and teachers would talk about was what you are going to do when you finish school, what career do you want for the rest of your life? How the fuck am i supposed to know what i want to do for the rest of my life when i am only 17! And you don’t know. Most of us will study our brains out and get barley any sleep for out last two years of high school, just so we can get into a university and study something that we are not even remotely interested in, because we have no idea what we are actually supposed to be doing with out lives when high school finishes.
Then comes the 18 year old part. Am i the only person that generally hates clubbing but does it anyway because i just want to be with my friends and drink my body weight in alcohol? I hope not. You go out on Saturday night with the expectations of the best night ever, you bought a new outfit, stocked up on drinks for pres so you wont have to buy drinks at the club because lets be real, who the hell wants to pay $11 for a half strength beer, but you end up buying drinks anyway. You get to the club and of course you are already taking off your nice high heels because you thought you would be able to tolerate them for the night, wrong. The bounces get a sort of high by being tough and rude to any one that they don’t like the look of, but you be polite to them anyway so you can pay $20 to get into a shitty over crowded club with bad music. By the end of the night you find yourself in the McDonald’s drive through with your Uber driver asking them if they want anything because your drunk as a skunk. Wake up the next morning and feel like utter shit, say to yourself that you are not going to drink again for a long time, and end up doing the exact same thing the next weekend.
Being an adult does not mean everything will fall into place. It means that you have no idea what you are going to do for the rest of your life, your financially fucked every week up until pay day, which you then spend of alcohol and cigarettes. And you know what, that’s OK, we as human beings are changing and evolving all the time. You do not need to have one set career for the rest of your life, not everything has to be decided upon now. So enjoy those nights where you spend more money then you should have, because those nights are what make you question yourself, and what you are really made of.
Hello fellow readers of the internet! This is my first post on my very first blog, and to be honest i have no idea what i am supposed to say… so i will start by just introducing myself. I am a young Australian Writer living in Perth who appreciates all the little things that life has to offer us in our small amount of time on earth. I am a massive book worm and adventure bug. Although i may not be the smartest one out of the bunch, i try my hardest to expand my mind in every situation so i can learn and grow. I have always wanted to start a blog so i can practice my writing and to share my thoughts with the world. Now your probably thinking, “why should i be reading this blog or listen to what you have to say”… I will tell you why. I can give you my insight on things and situations that you may have never thought about, like why writing your first post on a blog can be so bloody daunting and confusing! Or something more simple like the most magical books you will ever read and why. I am going to try my hardest to post helpful and enlightening things that will make you want to visit my blog again!