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    Ok now I am truly heartbroken for that boy. I have lived in the outback and I know full well how the gossip mill works. I can kind of understand the adults in this equation being gossiped about, but that is an innocent child. It's despicable.

    He did the wrong thing. I get that. Paint him as a future adult deviant and criminal, counsel others to avoid him, speak about him so that he never has a chance to have a clean slate anywhere, well that's what you'll get - a future adult deviant and criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I understand why you'd be concerned KG. But I don't think that a meeting with the principal is going to help; as PP's have said, there are confidentiality laws surrounding this case, he's not going to be able to discuss anything with you!
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    You're missing the point. Kimberly doesn't want any information from the principal. She just wants to make sure he knows what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Ok now I am truly heartbroken for that boy. I have lived in the outback and I know full well how the gossip mill works. I can kind of understand the adults in this equation being gossiped about, but that is an innocent child. It's despicable.

    He did the wrong thing. I get that. Paint him as a future adult deviant and criminal, counsel others to avoid him, speak about him so that he never has a chance to have a clean slate anywhere, well that's what you'll get - a future adult deviant and criminal.
    Parts of this thread are so thoroughly disappointing

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    When a child transfers to another school, the new school will call the old school and the previous school will send the record card to the new school. In these records cards are court orders, docs referrals, teacher notes, absences etc. I would be surprised if it wasn't in the file. And if it wasn't, surely the previous school would tell the new school about the incident.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whirligig View Post
    I work in OOHC. While the new school would not be provided with "the child's file" (children have a right to privacy too and there's a lot of third party and other confidential information in those files that is simply not relevant to the school environment), the child's caseworker and carer would have a meeting with the school prior to the child starting. Relevant information about behaviours and management strategies would be discussed. I'm not sure which state you're in, but in NSW each child in care is required to have an Individual Education Plan, so these planning meetings are mandated. Kids in care carry enough stigma throughout their lives already, I would leave to the immediate parties involved and educate my own children about protective behaviours in order to ensure they had firm boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Ok now I am truly heartbroken for that boy. I have lived in the outback and I know full well how the gossip mill works. I can kind of understand the adults in this equation being gossiped about, but that is an innocent child. It's despicable.

    He did the wrong thing. I get that. Paint him as a future adult deviant and criminal, counsel others to avoid him, speak about him so that he never has a chance to have a clean slate anywhere, well that's what you'll get - a future adult deviant and criminal.
    True. However if you fail to address the issue with sufficient robustness you'll get another schoolyard victim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You're missing the point. Kimberly doesn't want any information from the principal. She just wants to make sure he knows what happened.
    And an assistant principal, several teachers and hubbers who work within child services have repeatedly said that the principal would be aware - the fact that KG lives in a small community and it's already being spread around the rumour mill would doubly ensure that the principal is aware. But hey, whatever.

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    Yet another reason I hated living rurally! Give me anonymity in the city any day! I hate the bush telegraph.
    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Ok now I am truly heartbroken for that boy. I have lived in the outback and I know full well how the gossip mill works. I can kind of understand the adults in this equation being gossiped about, but that is an innocent child. It's despicable.

    He did the wrong thing. I get that. Paint him as a future adult deviant and criminal, counsel others to avoid him, speak about him so that he never has a chance to have a clean slate anywhere, well that's what you'll get - a future adult deviant and criminal.

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    The only thing you need to worry about is teaching your children protective behaviours, and make sure they know that they can tell you anything at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Semantics. Regardless of intention the effect on the victim (yes there is a victim) is still the same.
    Yes, two victims, himself and the girl.
    Still not "SEXUAL assault!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You're missing the point. Kimberly doesn't want any information from the principal. She just wants to make sure he knows what happened.
    Yes yes yes. I have been trying to get this through to people all day


 
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