November 06, 2017

Public School Teachers Must Inform Government, Police When They Find Out About Students Having Sex

Rebel Staff

Public school teachers in Salem, the second largest city in Oregon, are being told they could be fined or fired if they don't inform police or government officials when they learn of teenage students having consensual sex with other teenage students. 

Here are some examples the school district provided to staffers of things they must report to either the police or the state's Department of Health and Human Services:

  • A 15-year-old student comes to your office and tells you that she is having sex with her boyfriend and would like to talk with someone about birth control options.
  • Your 17-year-old son tells you that his 16-year-old girlfriend is pregnant.
  • A 14-year-old boy confides in you that he was kicked out of the house after his parents discovered that he was in a same-sex relationship. During the conversation, the student shares that he has engaged in sexual acts with his partner.
  • You overhear a group of students discussing a party they attended the prior weekend. The students comment that one of their classmates who attended the party had been too drunk to walk and ended up in a bedroom with an individual who attends a different high school. There is a rumor going around that they “hooked up."

This push is disturbing for several reasons, not least of which is because it seeks to inform on teen sexual activity to government or police before informing parents. It also robs teenagers of feeling secure in the notion that they have someone they can confide in abut sexual matters. 

Imagine if you were a teenager and learned that a consequence of confiding in your school guidance counselor or teacher was that your sexual relationships were reported to authorities! 

Issues like sexuality and sexual intercourse are personal, and therefore should be dealt with at home by a teenager's parents. Teaching students is already a hard enough task without inflicting full parental duties -- and now, threat of involving the authorities -- on teachers. 

In leftwing America, parents seem to be losing more and more say in the way their children are raised while government are given more and more control. While it's important to make sure no minor is every victimized, issues like teen-sex should be handled in a pragmatic way. After all, children are exposed to adult subjects like sexuality earlier and earlier in life by their public schools, whether their parents like it or not, yet if they actually act on those sexual encounters, they risk being reported to the police? 

What do you think about this? Sound off in the comments section below. 

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commented 2017-11-07 18:41:05 -0500
STEPHEN EISENBERG commented: “And soon it will be a requirement for consenting and married adults to obtain a state license to have a child, and how many children they can have will be regulated.”

Jihadi Justin’s “admired basic dictatorship”, China, already does this. In Canada, such a law would only be enforced and targeted at white people!
commented 2017-11-07 13:19:20 -0500
And soon it will be a requirement for consenting and married adults to obtain a state license to have a child, and how many children they can have will be regulated.

What business is it of the state to know if teenagers are copulating? Where is the urgency for the state to know before the parents, and even if the parents know, why does the state have to know?

Why are school teachers being made into agents of the state for the reason of spying and reporting of social behaviour to the government? What next, students having the wrong opinion are reported?

This is like something out of Soviet Russia or WWII Germany where children reported on their parents to the authorities but this time the schools reporting on the children and their families.

Politicians and bureaucrats with too much free time on their hands or wanting to leave a mark on society.
commented 2017-11-07 02:53:01 -0500
I’m not sure I understand your rational Jan. Pro choice parent probably gives birth control and the pro life parent probably spends more time preparing and counselling to prevent early sexual activity.
The only way Planned parenthood gets body parts is through abortions, but if no one is getting pregnant though birth control or abstinence , no body parts, so I don’t see your connection. Yes planned parenthood makes it’s ‘large’ money dealing in body parts, but I fail to see how they are going to get them from girls on birth control or girls abstaining. They will have but the few in each school who fall through the cracks.

I just don’t see how keeping or eliminating this reporting law has anything to do with the availability of abortions for promiscuous unprotected daughters. You lost me.

I do not agree with this law which involves police. To a kid it will feel like a breech of confidence. All it will accomplish is kids won’t speak up or get caught. I also fail to see how sexual activity between two teenagers constitutes abuse or how including that interpretation of abuse into the definition of this law protects kids from real abuse. None of it makes any sense to me.
commented 2017-11-07 01:35:38 -0500
So once the teens know they will not say anything.
commented 2017-11-07 00:56:30 -0500
Andrew Stephenson is all in favour of it. Or wait would he be opposed to it? Usually if big government want s to push you around, he’s in favour of it. Stand by for news!
commented 2017-11-06 23:38:57 -0500
Liza Rosie: That’s why I started thinking this story is being twisted to suit the liberal mentality. It is an existing law and I think the parents are behind trying to eliminate it because of their pro-choice views.

If they eliminate this law, then girls are free to get pregnant, girls are then free to get abortions, abortions are how Planned Parenthood make their millions.

I think there’s more to this story than the obvious.
commented 2017-11-06 22:11:31 -0500
What is the point of this reporting? Reporting abuse and reporting on sexually active teenagers are two different things.
‘The district points to another existing state law that says people under 18 are “considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act,” therefore sexual contact between students under 18 would be considered abuse.’
When a 15, 16 or 17 year old kid becomes sexually active with another kid under 18, who is the abuser and who is the abused? By their logic each one is abusing each other. What nonsense. It sounds like a whole lot of intrusion by the state to me. Not their place. I don’t believe the law they are siting was meant to be twisted and used that way.
commented 2017-11-06 20:29:32 -0500
Parents need to be informed first unless there is abuse by family members, step-relatives or close friends of the family or other figures the parents might try to protect. However, the authorities are missing the key issues behind teenage promiscuity: parents do not teach self-control from an early age, children are exposed to sexualized media and music and parents do not supervise adequately. Instead of schools wasting $ on abstinence programs for teens, they need to have abstinence programs for parents, beginning in preschool. Habits of self-control from an early age and friendly, but not oppressive parental supervision can make a world difference.
commented 2017-11-06 19:38:07 -0500
I’m confused.
They stated this law has always been in effect.
They’re speaking about child abuse and teachers must report this to the police if they suspect abuse.

Considering Oregon has the same extreme abortion laws as Canada, maybe the liberal parents want to eliminate this law to ensure their daughters are getting the abortions they’ll ensure they get.

Louder With Crowder:
“Late term abortions are effective tools for weeding out unwanted babes based on gender, deformity, and because it’s just not the right time after all. Sorry little baby girl, mamma has other things to do besides feed and care for you. Time to get chopped and sucked out of the womb.”
commented 2017-11-06 19:29:01 -0500
Say whaaaaaaat?
commented 2017-11-06 18:55:50 -0500
This sentence,

“In leftwing America, parents seem to be losing more and more say in the way their children are raised while government are given more and more control.”

in the second to last paragraph should read

“In leftwing America, parents seem to be losing more and more say in the way their children are raised while government takes more and more control.”
commented 2017-11-06 17:49:59 -0500
Students should be made aware of this without delay; this duty to report has all the looks of a huge over reach by the State.