Investigation into sex at schools

13th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The education inspectorate is launching an investigation into inappropriate sexual behaviour of primary school students and how schools are dealing with it. A spokesperson for state secretary for education Sharon Dijksma announced this on Thursday.

13 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The education inspectorate is launching an investigation into inappropriate sexual behaviour of primary school students and how schools are dealing with it. A spokesperson for state secretary for education Sharon Dijksma announced this on Thursday.

The investigation comes in response to a report on the current affairs programme Netwerk which mentioned three cases of such inappropriate behaviour. Teachers' union AOb is calling on schools to do something about the problem now. They should talk with teachers and parents and set up a plan to tackle the issue.

A spokesperson for the inspectorate says that there have been other cases of inappropriate sexual behaviour by primary schools students, but that the extent of the problem is not clear.

Schools are not required to report incidents involving sexual behaviour. The inspectorate do expect schools to be aware of such activity if it is taking place on their premises and take measures to deal with it.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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