Educational Child Abuse (Neophyte, Adolescent)
EDUCATIONAL CHILD ABUSE IS ON THE RISE
THIS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM AND
AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM
Nowadays fair and appropriate questions for parents to ask school systems include: Will my child be safe in your school? Will my child be getting a regular education or an education about sex from a teacher who is exploiting children for their own sexual needs. Organizations, lawyers, associations, etc. that are working to combat child abuse in education concur that this problem is not diminishing, but instead, increasing each year. And sadly, sexual abuse by teachers with their students happen with students even as young as 11 years old. In an article in the Washington Post (2015) entitled More teachers are having sex with their students. Here's how schools can stop them, it states:
"In 2014 alone, there were 781 reported cases of teachers and other school employees accused or convicted of sexual relationships with students. My firm, Drive West Communications, has been tracking news reports of sexual misconduct by educators for more than a year. Every week has brought news of 15 young people, on average, who were sexually victimized by the educators entrusted with protecting them. That’s an abhorrent rate and a trend that deserves far more attention from school leaders and policymakers."
We need to question the statement that child abuse by teachers is on the rise. Instead, what is happening is that child abuse by teachers is coming out the closets in which it has been hidden...the closet doors were once shut but now they have become open. Technology has been a blessing in helping parents and others to find out about the sexual endeavors between students and teachers. It is unbelievable the number of teachers that actually send naked pictures to students; text sexually seductive messages to students; even send messages to students regarding the time and date that they will get together.
And with teachers being open, it has also opened the doors from the closed closet doors to enable more parents, etc. to catch a teacher in the act of sexually exploiting children.
Sexual relationships between students are more prevalent with female teachers and students than males and students. " Dr. Domenick Sportelli, a board-certified psychiatrist, told Fox News that the while the psychology behind sexual activity between female adult teachers and student minors is an incredibly complex one, it has its foundations in exploiting the vulnerability of the student and is "predatory" behavior by every definition. Its roots are based on the ‘power’ that the female teacher has, a position of dominance and control,” Sportelli explained. “Perhaps the teacher is experiencing personal loneliness, dissatisfaction with her current relationship, feels the need for revenge, is experiencing lust or perhaps believes it is ‘true love.’ In many cases, there is a history of sexual and or psychological abuse toward the perpetrator. Many psychiatric pathologies can lead to this type of behavior including mood disorders, personality disorders, and prior sexual trauma."
In addition to sexual abuse by teachers of students, we are also faced with other forms of child abuse by teachers. This can include bullying, student isolation, verbal abuse.
F FOR FINAL GRADE FOR
WHO SEXUALLY MOLEST KIDS:
SCHOOL PERSONNEL WHO
EMOTIONALLY ABUSE KIDS.
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF OUR CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM INCLUDES CUSTODIANS, TEACHERS,
ADMINISTRATORS ... EVERYONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.
- In Louisiana, a school vice principal was charged after allegedly soliciting nude pictures from a 15-year-old student on Facebook.
- Authorities said a 54-year-old Oregon teacher exchanged more than 1,800 text messages with a 16-year-old student, many of them sexually explicit before the teacher was convicted and sentenced to prison in August.
- A 31-year-old Florida teacher was charged after police said she allegedly used Facebook to solicit sex from at least four students.
- A Pennsylvania math teacher offered a student extra credit if she texted him nude pictures. He was sentenced to prison for up to 23 months.
- And a 33-year-old counselor in Texas allegedly started talking to a 12th-grade student on Instagram and then had sex with the student, authorities reported.