Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Edmonton Catholic school trustee wants reporting of sexual abuse added to Alberta curriculum

Marilyn Bergstra, chairwoman of Edmonton Catholic School Board, wants to
see sexual abuse prevention and reporting in Alberta's school curriculum.
School children should learn in every grade how to prevent and report sexual abuse and assault, says the board chairwoman of Edmonton Catholic Schools.

The Catholic school board voted 6-1 Tuesday to push the Alberta government to include in its revamp of the K-12 curriculum annual lessons to empower children against sexual abuse.

“(Perpetrators) say, ‘This is our secret,’ and they scare the children, and they intimidate them, and the children don’t have the capacity to know what to do, who to talk to, who to trust,” board chair Marilyn Bergstra said.

Some public schools in the U.S. are required to teach sexual assault prevention thanks to Erin’s Law. The law is named for sexual assault survivor Erin Merryn, who pushed for states to pass the law requiring school districts to teach children to “tell on anyone who tries to touch their private parts.”  (more...)

Whoda thunk? Teach the kids to report abuse instead of teaching them more sexed. Would it work?

You make it sound like it's a bad thing.

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