Swinney shocked by crimewave of illegal sexual pictures in Scottish schools

Feb 18, 2018 by

JOHN Swinney has told of his shock about the epidemic of boys secretly taking illegal sexual pictures of women teachers and girls without their knowledge in Scottish schools.

The education secretary said the abuse in Scotland‘s schools was “deeply concerning”. Swinney spoke out in response to a Sunday Herald investigation last weekend about the extent of the criminal behaviour – known in the classroom as ‘upskirting’ and ‘downblousing’ – in schools. Anyone found guilty of such an offence can be sentenced to a lengthy period in jail and placed on the sex offenders register.

Last week, the Sunday Herald revealed that hundreds of female teachers and schoolgirls are being photographed unwittingly by male pupils who then share the sexual images amongst each other and post them online.

The abuse, highlighted by the teaching union NASUWT, sparked calls for Holyrood to consider a ban on mobile phones in schools.

Source: Swinney shocked by crimewave of illegal sexual pictures in Scottish schools | HeraldScotland

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