I’m sure that when you were children, either you or someone in your class called the teacher cute. I’m also sure that at the time nobody had a problem with that. If a nine year old boy thinks his teacher is cute, then so be it. We all have our little crushes.
Well, if you have no problem with children calling their teachers cute, don’t go to North Carolina. Recently a 9-year-old boy from North Carolina was suspended from school for two days because he called his teacher cute. The principal of the school felt that this was a form of sexual harassment on the part of this poor 9-year-old. I honestly don’t think that this little boy had any other motivation than to innocently speak his mind. He happens to like his teacher. So what? Not to mention, he’s nine years old. I highly doubt his intent was remotely inappropriate or made in an effort to make the teacher feel uncomfortable.
In another town, two boys, age 9 or so, were roughing it up in a playground. One boy happened to kick the other in the groin. I’m sure you roughed it up with the children once in your life if, for no other reason than to have fun. Well, in this particular case, one boy was charged with making a sexual overtone toward the other just because he kicked him in the groin.
Hey, you get in a fight with a boy, and it becomes physical. That’s how it is. When I was a child, I sometimes wrestled with boys on the school playground for fun. There was never anything sexual about it. We were just having fun.
Things are being taken far too seriously and these two instances highlight how it has begun to negatively affect our children. It’s getting ridiculous.
Your thoughts are welcome.