Ten percent of children in schools have reported being involved in student-teacher fraternization. While these interactions have been around for decades, some recent high profile cases have turned a spotlight on the problem.
Charol Shakeshaft, a professor of education leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been studying the subject for more than twenty-five years. She said through educating students, teachers, and parents, predators can be caught and brought to justice.
“One in ten kids,” Shakeshaft remarks, “That’s a lot. And it happens in all kinds of schools. Don’t kid yourself that it wouldn’t happen in the school district in the town that you live in. It would.”