EDITORIAL | Sexual predators at schools must be named and shamed

Including their names on the child protection register so they can’t work with children again is not enough

21 September 2021 - 20:13

Teachers are said to be acting in loco parentis, a Latin phrase meaning “in the place of a parent”. This refers to the legal responsibility of a person to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent.

Besides imparting knowledge, educators are responsible for moulding and shaping young minds. They are expected to be role models and their conduct has to be beyond reproach...

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