Should Children be educated about child sex abuse in schools?
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should we bring in specialist trained people in to schools to teach children about Sexual abuse, and understanding consent, helping them to understand what sex abuse is and how and who to report to?
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A school's prerogative is to teach children about core subjects (maths, science, English etc..) as well as help students with personal issues to the extent that they fulfil their academic potential. It is not a school's role to administer advice concerning crime (be it abuse, burglary or forgery). This duty belongs to the parents and as soon as we transfer it to schools then the role of parental education is diminished.
In regards to your advocacy of teaching about child sex abuse at a young age, I fear this would create an unnecessary suspicion of adults by children. Many adults who have good intentions and, say, hug a child, would trigger the heightened suspicion that children would have if educated at a young age. This could lead to many adults having their lives destroyed for a misinterpretation of their actions. I would also argue that children intuitively hate the thought of being sexually exploited and so education is not needed to tell them that it is bad.
To conclude, a minority of children are ever subject to sexual abuse and even in these cases, how could the victims being educated about it help them stop it? For the majority of children, child sex abuse education in schools will develop a culture of fear between adults and children that will ultimately be detrimental to the welfare of society.
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