How common is child sexual abuse in international schools?
There are no statistics available which detail abuse by educators in international schools. Studies conducted around the world report that the rate of abuse and exploitation (by the age of 18) impacts between 1 in 10 children, and as high as 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys according to various national studies.
Studies estimate that 70% of child sexual abuse occurs between children. Schools and educators need to consider: “What is problematic sexual behaviour in children?” These numbers have significant implications for the work ahead of us as we educate children and support them in our communities.