One of my best friends has just found out from her 6 year old that another student at our school has been sexually inappropriate with him.
She is gutted.
K (her son) was acting out of sorts this afternoon. She asked him if he got in trouble at school today. He said "yes, because me and L (other student) kept going to the toilet"
She asked why he kept going, did he REALLY need to go or was he just trying to get out of work?
K went all white and said it was he and L were "doing sex" and then he started crying.
She called me, as I know her son, and the other child and the school, as my boys go there, and I work supply there. And asked what to do.
Apart from advising her to find out what K defines 'doing sex' as, and calling the school and going see the deputy tomorrow.. I'm really stumped.
Fast forward a few hours and she lets me know that "doing sex' means putting each others 'wees' [penises] in their mouths.
Now K is very upset about the whole thing, as he feels guilty. L is only the same age as him, they are both in grade 1. L is from a very messy background which raises major alarm bells about what HE is being exposed to, which I'm sure the school will be very dilligent with...
But how do I support MY friend? I have no idea. She's absolutely gutted and just feels sick and angry that this could happen to one of her children.
Has anyone been in a similar situation? I just don't know what to do to support her.