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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