I have seen 3 cases this week of teachers having sexual relations with their high school and middle school students. What can be done to stop this from happening?
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When I was in school we never thought of teachers as being real humans. lol. It was always a shock to see one at a grocery store or driving around town. I can't imagine being Facebook (friends). If anything we tried to avoid adults socially!
I agree. I think schools should have a policy against teachers having students on their social media profiles as friends. That is a line that shouldn't be drawn. We don't need students to know how teachers are spending their free time, too personal.
Yes but is a 13 year old really capable of making a rational choice about a crush? Also why aren't teachers punished more? Woman teachers typically get off with probation and loss of job.
Punishments vary from state to state. There is a double standard when it comes to sex. Males are viewed as predators taking advantage of girls. While teenage boys are thought to (want) sex. We've tried 13 year olds as "adults" for murder. Rational?
I think that it is common for kids to have crushes on adults, I did with many male teachers, at a young age too. BUT, I knew it was silly crush-stuff and I would've been devastated had a teacher given me "special attention" Kids should know what's ok
You made an excellent point regarding respect. Most adults now days are introduced to children by their first name. The use of Mr. and Ms. was an instant respect buffer. A 12 year old calling you by your first name vs Ms./Mr. is a different mindset.
Absolutely, I have noticed a huge change in how children address their elders today. No more sir and ma'aam or yes mother and yes father. Or how about...Mr. Steve and Miss Stacey?
I couldn't agree with you more!! I also agree with you about men being thought of differently as compared to women in this same situation. It is EXACTLY the same situation, whether the teacher is a male or female, yet society sees it differently.
Yes they do Kelly. Thank you.
I think the world is less intimidated by a woman having relations with a child than a man. As far as I'm concerned wrong is wrong and sick is sick; punishment should be the same.