Essay On Sexual Assault In School

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Sexual assault has become an economic issue, and it also occurs in schools as well. Statistics show that reported sexual assault cases are in mostly in black schools than in multi-racial schools. Sexual assault can cause post-traumatic stress which may result in a drastic decline in the performance of the sexually assaulted learner. It often happens to girls where a boy sexually assaults a girl but boys can also become victims of sexual assault in situations where a boy or even a girl assaults another girl and rarely a boy. Sexual assault cannot be clearly defined but it is an act of indecency against another. It can take different forms; bud one thing that doesn’t change is that it is never the assaulter’s fault. Sexual assault doesn’t necessarily mean contact or touching it can also be behavioural. It is an explicit act against the victim without the victims consent. Any sexual activity such as rape, sexual harassment or even attempted rape can be regarded sexual assault. It is also estimated that 14% of perpetrators of sexual assault are convicted in South Africa. More than 25% of a sample of 1,738 South African learners from the Kwa-Zulu Natal and…show more content…
Learners observe gangsterism and other criminal activities in their respective communities and learners are experimental thus resulting in the learners practising what they observed in their communities, so if in some communities’ sexual assault is a huge social issue and as learners live in such places they practise what they come across in schools. One other possibility could be learner coming from violent homes and not getting attention from their parents and harassing or even assaulting learners of the opposite sex as a cry out for

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