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What advice would you give to a high school girl on what she should do if a teacher makes unwanted romantic overtures toward her?

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spread

the word to the principal.

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Make a big stink about it to everyone you can. Make sure that person will never teach again.

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Tell your parents, first, then the school's principal (with your parents beside you).

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Considering it?

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TrevorPeaceToday  09:02 pm JST

Tell your parents, first, then the school's principal (with your parents beside you).

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Agreed.

Also, ensure the Principal advise the Teacher's Union ( unprofessional conduct);plus the Superintendent.

The teacher, of course . needs to be heard.

The allegation needs to be taken very seriously; and a process to determine what actually happened initiated - at some point ,also, the police would be involved because it is an offense against a minor.

{Notwithstanding, there have been incidences where students allege inappropriate behaviour, but it did not happen so there needs to be formal documented discretionary process.}

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'Don't Stand So Close To Me' - THE POLICE

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The same advice I would tell her if a teacher makes WANTED romantic overtures toward her...don't engage.

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Report it. But let’s be honest, little will be done.

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"Unwanted romantic overtures"? This is wrong, language is important. It's grooming, sexual harrassment, an abuse of power and position.

Call the police. Don't bother with the school, they'll cover it up.

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Collect evidence if safe to do so, before reporting.

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Tell your father.

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Talk to the police, immediately. Keep a record of when it happened, what happened and any possible witnesses.

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Tell his wife.

But joking aside, how common a problem is this? I've heard of the reverse situation a number of times from friends who are school teachers. They tell me it's not easy to deal with when their professional commitment should be to the interests of that child. Whatever they do may result in problems for that child.

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Police need to be involved if it a male teacher harassing a girl student.

If the students a boy and a woman teacher

Then he needs to be taught a very important lesson in life and keep his mouth shut. ...

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If the students a boy and a woman teacher

Then he needs to be taught a very important lesson in life and keep his mouth shut. ...

It ain't any different. A boy isn't mature enough for that stuff either and the woman would be just using him as well. Sexual harassment and statutory rape is just that - makes no difference what sex the kid is. And a sex predator is just that too - whether male or female.

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A boy isn't mature enough for that stuff either

Perhaps, but his body might be telling him something different. Mine was when I was 15. I suspect most of my male and female friends were in much the same state. Let's be honest, if it was the cute French teacher, and no harassment was involved, we'd all be none the worse (we can dream). If it was the old and ugly maths teacher, it might be a different matter.

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LudditeJan. 20  09:18 am JST

Call the police. Don't bother with the school, they'll cover it up.

Right. The same police who mostly ignore women when they report a rape.

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Get proof (voice recordings, photos, screenshots, recorded confessions) then take it to the parents.

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