Peer-on-peer abuse going unreported
Shocking accounts of peer-on-peer abuse were reported in the Guardian this week. Schoolchildren have told Ofsted inspectors that sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are such a routine part of their daily lives they don’t see any point in challenging or reporting it. Ofsted Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman expressed shock, saying.
It’s alarming that many children and young people, particularly girls, feel they have to accept sexual harassment as part of growing up. Whether it’s happening at school or in their social life, they simply don’t feel it’s worth reporting.
At Mind Of My Own we strongly believe that inappropriate sexual behaviour is worth reporting, should be reported and can easily be reported using our digital participation tools.
Shout about it
Our new survey and consultation package ‘Shout‘ can support schools to:
- Hear the views of your young people across the school.
- Benchmark how the young people are feeling, what and where inappropriate sexual behaviour is happening.
- Receive and share feedback with young people.
- Monitor and review the impact of interventions put in place.
- Evaluate the outcomes and changes in behaviour across the school.
- Co-produce solutions with young people.
Gain insights into how best to support
The Children’s Commissioner for England also wrote this week how shocked she was and how more needs to be done to prevent peer-on-peer abuse from happening.
Mind Of My Own’s Shout will not only find out how your young people are feeling, it will provide insights into how best to support those who are victims.
Let us help you to hear the views of your young people and let’s together ensure our schools and safeguarding actions are robust and effective to remove peer-on-peer abuse.