Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jan 15, 2012 at 12:08 am
I would suggest that training programs be made available for parents and students.
Students need to understand the grooming process and where to report incidents of sexual abuse by school employees. Parents need to understand what to look for and how to check out if their children are being abused.
In my opinion, a report to the police department is basic. As well as to the school principal and superintendent of schools.
Posted by Fair is Fair, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 8:35 am
The article doesn't go into this much detail but it makes it sound like the high school coach went to the police and turned the math teacher in, or at least helped the student report the molestation to the police. If that's true, then huge congratulations and thanks to you, Coach!! If only the Paternos of the world could follow your example.
Posted by parent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 9:38 am
It is best to teach kids to have a buddy present when talking to teachers, coaches, clergy, youth ministers, etc. It really surprises me that school districts don't have a policy in place that they cannot be 1-1 with a kid.
Posted by another parent, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm
Agree with parent: It is best to teach kids to have a buddy present when talking to teachers, coaches, clergy, youth ministers, etc. It really surprises me that school districts don't have a policy in place that they cannot be 1-1 with a kid.
It is best for the adult too (in case of false accusations.) This was basic training when I was a scout leader and teaching religion. We also went over the buddy system with our kids - that was 18 to 6 years ago. I don't think society has improved. Of course, when my son was in high school "sexual jokes" by the assistant coach was considered "funny" and this parent and son being upset was considered a problem - even went to the head coach and principal at the time.
Posted by Targeted, a resident of Livermore, on Apr 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm
A hacker community called project vigilant was assembled in and before august 2010. They train and hire people in the community to spy on other people. They even train kids to hack computers. That's why there have been so many of these arrests lately. I suspect that I was accused of something because I've been stalked since that time. Nobody is reporting on what is really going on. You notice that many of the teachers who are accused are in certain areas with a certain population who is not in the country legally and wants revenge for their own guilt. I'm not saying that some of these teachers aren't guilty, but many of these stories aren't receiving follow up which is extremely suspicious. Anyway, the amount of abuse that I'm receiving just because this social media Internet based vigilante group is hunting me is incredible. I've spoken with one of their top honchos because I was looking for an investigator to help me. He's not licensed to investigate and spy on pele but he told me that this just means that he is not held back by any laws. This is really bad stuff.