Sexual exploitation of female students
I AM concerned as a citizen and a teacher over the frequent incidents of female students of schools and colleges getting sexually exploited by male teachers. The Parimal case was shuddering enough and now the case of Panna, who is alleged to have raped more than a hundred of his students in Kushtia, along with some so-called respectable individuals in society. I can understand that most of his students have been emotionally manipulated with hopes of marriage. But I find it extremely disturbing that young students engage in a relationship with their teachers. Maybe, it would be a good idea for parents to educate children about the cons of such affairs and also warn them of being molested as a preventative measure. These incidents unfortunately may deter many parents from diverse backgrounds from sending their daughters to school. But instead of feeling discouraged, guardians must strive to develop an amicable, understanding relationship with the children, both boys and girls, where they feel comfortable to talk to them if they sense any fear or under the threat of exploitation.
At least few of the students must have been coerced into continuing to engage in sexual encounters by the teachers/perpetrators by means of blackmailing through video clips and other forms, and the victims must have been afraid to disclose the truth to their families or seek help under the fears of repercussion and social stigma. Apart from creating pressures so that the perpetrators are given exemplary punishment by the courts, parents need to instil a sense of security in children that they would have their unconditional support under any circumstances.
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I AM concerned as a citizen and a teacher over the frequent incidents of female students of schools and colleges getting sexually exploited by male teachers. The Parimal case was shuddering enough and now the case of Panna... Full story