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Abusive and inappropriate sexual behaviour among Years 7 and 8 students: A survey of teachers

Marie Russell, Sue Buckley and Cate Walton with Zachary Gerring and James Black

It’s normal for children approaching adolescence to experiment with sexual behaviour. With a small proportion of children, though, this behaviour is inappropriate or even disturbing. This study explores the experiences of Years 7 and 8 teachers in identifying and dealing with inappropriate sexual behaviour, and asks what additional support teachers might need.

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