Hard to believe, but in the UK, children as young as four are being kicked out of school for sexual misconduct, according to shocking figures revealed today on The Sun.
The little ones are among the nearly 15,000 youngsters expelled or suspended in the past five years for sex offences, including assaults on teachers.
Alarmingly, more than 1,100 were primary school kids, some in reception class. Their offences included sexual abuse, assault, harassment and lewd behaviour. Others were expelled for possessing sexual material.
According to the report:
- A five-year-old GIRL in Birmingham was also barred over sexual misbehaviour.
- And in Westminster, London, a Year 2 boy — aged six or seven — was expelled for a sex attack on a child.
- In Wales, a boy of ten was suspended for inappropriately touching four pupils, while a 13-year-old boy in Denbighshire was suspended for pulling down another boy’s trousers.
- In Westminster a boy in Year 9 was expelled for a sex assault on a female member of staff and a girl kicked out of the same school for a sex attack on another pupil.
Miranda Suit, of child protection charity SaferMedia, blamed the “pervasive menace” of internet porn.
She said: “These actions, such as inappropriate touching, are fast becoming ‘normal’ for children exposed to explicit content online.”
Nick Seaton, of the Campaign for Real Education, said the increment was down to sex education being taught to pupils at too young an age.