Err. you don't actually have to have studied anything to know about stuff The Netherlands - thankfully - doesn't have a punitive damages system. That means that there has to be actual prove for financial damages or compensation to be successful in a civil law suit. There is some room for immaterial damage, but it is quite limited. Wikipedia claims the highest immaterial compensation ever rewarded in a civil law suit in The Netherlands was € 150.000 in 2007. As such, society can move quite freely and needless remarks concerning and limiting liability are quite scarce and frowned upon, even. Regarding your last example, there is a tendency towards avoiding any suspicion of child molestation. I would say that this currently the biggest taboo in society, sometimes leading to quite bizarre situations, such as described above.