Viral petition reveals more than 500 allegations of sexual assault in Australian private schools

Viral petition reveals more than 500 allegations of sexual assault in Australian private schools

The Guardian

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Petition includes allegations from girls who were as young as 13 at time of alleged assaults

A viral online petition generating more than 500 testimonies of sexual assault from current and former Australian private school students has sparked calls for an overhaul of sexual consent education in schools and at what age it is taught.

The petition, which called for more thorough and earlier education about consent, was started on Thursday by Chanel Contos, a former student of Sydney’s Kambala girls’ school, who is hoping to draw attention to how frequently girls experience sexual assault from all-boys’ school students in Sydney.

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