Is it right to accuse a 6 yr old boy of sexual harassment?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    According to young turks news channel on youtube, it's been reported that a 6 year old boy kissed a girl, on her hand allegedly, because he liked her.  And it's also been confirmed, that the little 6 year old girl that was kissed likes the boy as well, so she didn't mind the kiss.  However, the boy was suspended by the principal because it was deemed an act of sexual harassment.  I'm not kidding either. the principal literally accused the boy of sexual harassment for kissing the girl's hand, and suspended him for it.  Now, the mother is forced to explain to her child what he did wrong because he doesn't even know what the term sex even means, so what are your thoughts?

    Personally, if i was the boy's father, i'd just tell that teacher and the principal to go f**k themselves, as I honestly don't see how that kid did anything wrong.  However, that's just me.  Anyways, what are your thoughts?

    Anyways, here's a link to the video for anyone who wants to know more:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVBcBvX0nXw

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Common sense is a thing of the past. Im with you Steven. Hopefully his parents will help him get thru this quietly and without further incident so that it can be forgotten.

    2. amiebutchko profile image87
      amiebutchkoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is really ridiculous.  These are kids!  I think it is sweet they are still at an age where they can be open with feelings and emotion.  I guess as we grow, that is squelched and very sad that a school would take such action in such an obviously inappropriate way.  I hope it doesn't scar that poor kid too much!

    3. GA Anderson profile image86
      GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Although it does not change your point, or the ridiculousness of the "sexual harassment" charge, I did see a slightly different version of the story that I think I remember as coming from the girl's mom.

      In her version it was the second time the kid did it - the first time he kissed her on the cheek. And the girl's mom said the girl did not like it - or the boy.

      I believe the boy's story that she did "like him too'"

      This is just one more example of the craziness of "Political Correctness," and "Zero Tolerance" policies!

      GA

    4. Credence2 profile image79
      Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is ridiculous, we all know that, don't we? Have we all become so fearful as to demonize innocent association among children?

      1. GA Anderson profile image86
        GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Obviously some of us have. Care to take a guess where I think the impetus for this change came from?

        hint: See Zelkiiro response above

        GA

    5. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Educated people eh, everything to them is black and white, but while they continue to pursue the black and white they miss the myriad of colours that make up humanity.

  2. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 5 years ago

    That story is just so odd.  Thanks for sharing it with us, Steven.  I can't believe the poor kid got suspended!  It doesn't sound like the girl felt threatened or harassed.  So why make such a big deal out of it?  Sometimes I think I just don't understand modern times.  Its so much better to have one's hand kissed by a boy than to be bullied by a boy.  It seems like a very tender gesture to me.  The kids were only six; I don't believe there was any sexual approach intended at all.

  3. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    God bless the Religious Right, where even harmless acts of childish romance are wickedness and lasciviousness.

    1. GA Anderson profile image86
      GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So you attribute this to the prudishness of the Religious Right - instead of the crazy Political Correctness and Zero Tolerance policies fostered by the Left?

      Hmm... I would like to offer a few choice words to describe why and how wrong I think you are, but I must refrain because they might offend you, and heaven knows it's not right to offend anyone. Or they might infer a few deficits in your thought process, which of course you are not responsible for, or even worse, I might run afoul of HP's Zero Tolerance policy for slanderous statements and get banned - so...

      GA

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

      2. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        In this case, I agree with you. It is much the same as legislating the size of big gulp soda containers. We can always take a basically sound concept and go too far.

    2. Credence2 profile image79
      Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Z, It would be a stretch for me to say that this is the M.O of the religious right. While there are many that question any need for recognition of the concept of sexual harassment, of whom I will consistently oppose, this case is taking an otherwise valid concern and going too far............

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Logic has completely flown out of the window in this age of Political Correctness and Zero Tolerance.  The Zero Tolerance school policy has gone TOO FAR.
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8575500_f248.jpg

  5. HollieT profile image85
    HollieTposted 4 years ago

    I'm just amazed that anyone would attribute this event to either the left or right. Surely, some crazy neanderthal who poses as a parent is responsible for this madness. Doesn't matter which side of your bread is buttered, what kind of parent would want to put their kids through this madness???

  6. Hady Chahine profile image59
    Hady Chahineposted 4 years ago

    Intolerable adult behavior. Let's remember kids are kids.

  7. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 4 years ago

    Why do they ruin such innocent gestures all the time these days ? The world has gone mad.

  8. healinghands1668 profile image72
    healinghands1668posted 4 years ago

    If the girl did feel uncomfortable, then it would be right to discipline the boy for inappropriate behavior. If, however, the girl did not mind having her hand kissed, then the children should be left alone.

    Well, actually, perhaps not left entirely alone. At the very least, someone should sit the children down and make sure that they understand boundaries. It is never too early to make sure that little boys and girls understand that it is not alright to kiss someone who does not want to be kissed, and that it is all right for someone to say no. Other than that, though, let them be.

 
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