A non-public boys’ college in Croydon has responded to “deeply regarding” allegations of misogyny and harassment.
Whitgift School was named at the least 9 instances on the Everyone’s Invited web site which collates nameless experiences of sexual, harassment, abuse and assault.
Whitgift’s headmaster, Chris Ramsey, stated that the allegations on the web site are regarding and that no type of harassment or abuse ought to be tolerated.
One nameless publish stated: “A boy at Whitgift pressured me into doing stuff after which afterward after I got here ahead about it, blamed and slut shamed me.”
While one other submission claims that the issues are so commonplace that they “don’t know a single Whitgift boy who hasn’t sexually assaulted/raped somebody, or who doesn’t know somebody at their college who has”.
The submissions relating to Whitgift schoolboys refer to incidents exterior of college.
All 9 at the moment on the web site define alleged sexual assaults of various levels.
One submission remembers an expertise of abuse at a celebration, with the author ending their account: “I now get panic assaults anytime I’m not sober in concern of being taken benefit of, once more.”
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Everyone’s Invited was began by Soma Sara in June 2020 in a bid to deal with what she claimed is an abuse and rape tradition.
More than 14,700 individuals, largely ladies and younger girls, have since posted testimonies of experiencing misogyny, harassment, abuse and assaults on the location.
Mr Ramsey stated that discussions round respectful relationships happen within the college’s private, social, well being and financial schooling (PSHEE) classes
“The critical allegations regarding college students and former college students of many faculties throughout the nation, together with ours, are deeply regarding,” the headteacher stated.
“We take the problem of respectful relationships very critically and the dialogue types half of the PSHEE programme at Whitgift in addition to being lined by our ongoing work within the space of variety and inclusion.
“It is correct to acknowledge that we, together with all colleges, have an element to play in serving to to handle this concern affecting the entire of society, and that no type of harassment or abuse ought to be tolerated.”
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