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Primary School students investigated for the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.

Police are speaking to boys in relation to reports of an indecent assault, which is believed to have occurred at a school in Sydney’s south-west on Wednesday afternoon.

They are believed to be older than the victim.

A New South Wales Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia officers from Fairfield Local Area Command were investigating and visited the school on Thursday.

Police were working with the NSW Department of Education, according to 10 News.

A spokesman for the department confirmed it was working with police on the investigation.

It comes after two 12-year-old Sydney schoolboys have appeared in court over an alleged sex attack on a young girl. Read that story here.

Every two hours in Australia, a child is sexually harmed, according to child protection advocacy group Bravehearts.

1 in 5 children in Australia will be sexually harmed in some way by their 18th birthday. That’s 59,000 Australian children each year.

Bravehearts’ Ditto Keep safe Adventure program, the 5 basic principles we need to teach our children (remember: it’s never too early to sow the seeds of personal safety) are:

1)  To trust their feelings and to distinguish between ‘yes’ and ‘no’ feelings

2)  To say ‘no’ to adults (or anyone!) if they feel unsafe and unsure

3)  That they own their own bodies

4)  That nothing is so yucky that they can’t tell someone about it

5)  That if they feel unsafe or unsure to run and tell someone they trust.

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  • That’s sick- what is the world coming to when a parent can’t even send their child to school without fear? And just think about the kind of people those boys may grow up to be considering they are already doing such horrible things now.

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  • This both saddens and sickens me.

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  • These kinds of stories are happening too frequently in our community. What is wrong with people? I can’t believe we even have to discuss this but we need to. It just should not be happening. Where are the parents of the offenders. Who are they? What are they doing to their children? What are they modelling or teaching them?

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  • This shouldn’t be happening to children so young by children so young. What is this world coming to?

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  • This is disgusting that kids in primary school are doing such things – it makes me sick to think that this could happen to one of my girls at school :(

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  • Concerning that this happens so often !

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  • It is so very wrong,they need to punished for what they have done.

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  • It happens too often, really. In particular at school. Our kids should be protected there. :-(

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  • We probably need more cameras than just in the toilets.
    Classrooms are left unattended when both the children and the teachers have their lunch break, except if they have a teacher on “yard duty”. The teacher cannot be everywhere at the one time…..Sometimes I think the kids learn too much too young……….the boys think it’s funny to pick on much younger girls in some cases.

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  • 12 yo? unbelievable…

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  • What is going on with our world? Now it’s not even safe to send your kids to school? :-(

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  • This is happening more and more in schools. You expect your children to be safe at school. We need to install cameras in school toilets now, keep our kids safe at all costs!

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  • This is just scary. Kids assaulting kids… when will it ever be safe again?

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