Sinead Moriarty: Our five-year-olds have not become sexual predators - let's get a grip
Published 10/08/2016 | 02:30
Children as young as five are being reported to police on suspicion of 'sexually assaulting' their classmates.
In a world of helicopter parenting and over-protective child-rearing, news that children could be assaulting each other in Junior Infants will send parents into a tailspin.
In England, a five-year-old girl has just been accused of attacking a five-year-old boy in her class. The number of sexual offence claims brought about by or about schoolchildren in the UK has trebled in the four years since the Jimmy Savile scandal broke.