Our Newspapers and magazines show us lots of complaints about
children who show sexual behavior - or behavior that is interpreted
is as sexual behavior. The idea behind these complaints is that a
child ought not to be a sexual being. And, if the appear to be so, the
interpretation forces to give labels: to the one as the predator, to
the other as the victim.
However, problems arise within this view if young children act in a
more or less sexually way with each other: who is the predator, who is
the victim? Who has to go to the police office, who may go to a
Next articles are selected from a long pile. We present only a few,
and have chosen to select those from the English speaking culture: USA,
UK, Australia, New Zealand: Western countries with a culture that tends
to flood other cultures with, until now, partly quite different views on
children and sexuality.
Children sexually assaulted by classmates
Thousands of children are being sexually bullied and even assaulted
in school, an investigation has found.
Julie Henry, Telegraph, UK, 4 Jan 2009
Children, some as young as four, have been victims and
sexual misconduct ranging from name calling, inappropriate touching to
serious sexual attacks.
Groping and the use of sexually-abusive nicknames have become almost
part of daily life for some pupils, according to BBC One's Panorama.
Sex offenders aged 5; 280 primary kids kicked out for indecent behaviour;
Lewis Panther & Jennifer Wiley, News of the World, UK, 03/01/2009
Children as young as five are being booted out of school for Sex
Offences, shocking new figures reveal.
Eleven children aged eight on sex charges;
Mark Macaskill; The Sunday Times, Scotland, October 22, 2006
More than 250 children, some as young as eight, were charged with
serious sexual offences last year, prompting renewed concern about
the early sexualisation of youngsters.
Two dozen children were charged with rape, including two
nine-year-olds and a ten-year-old. Eleven eight-year-olds were
charged with sexual assault and lewd and libidinous behaviour.
Kids allegedly had sex in classroom
during assembly about killing; Associated Press, Mar 30, 2007
Two fifth-graders had sex on a classroom floor
while two others fondled each other in the classroom, according to a
teacher at Spearsville [US] High School.
Mothers urge action on child-against-child sex abuse;
Gavin Lower, The Australian News, October 18, 2008
Dianne thought she was doing the right thing when she picked up the
phone to report what had happened at school to her little boy.
What she regarded as an isolated, though intensely disturbing,
turned out to be more common than she could have imagined: Dianne's son
had been confronted improperly by a fellow five-year-old in a school
5th-graders who viewed porn could face charges;
Boys searched for sex images on school computer. Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 15, 2009
Two American Fork fifth-graders could face criminal charges for
at pornography on a school computer, but some people are wondering how
they were able to access the images in the first place.
Police were called last week after two 11-year-old boys at Forbes
Elementary School pulled up images of sexual acts on a school computer
and then showed the pictures to nine other students.