Should children who sexually assault/violate other children be dealt with criminally, or do they need psychological help?
Where do we draw the line between embattled children acting out & actually calling it rape?
Do minors understand the seriousness of an act such as rape?
Some listeners on social media think perpetrators of child rape should be severely dealt with.
@gwalax Bra X I might be speaking out of anger But 6 boys corner 2 girls to rape them. They know what they doing. Each case is different— Osler Luke Peters (@OslerPeters) August 24, 2015
@gwalax xolani I also don't understand why children can not have criminal capacity.at 6 years kids no what's wrong and what's not.— Lunga (@melusilunga171) August 24, 2015
@gwalax Bra X Teachers are teacher, social worker, psychologist, parent. And now they need to do police work. Juvenile prison is the answer— Osler Luke Peters (@OslerPeters) August 24, 2015
Listen as Xolani Gwala speaks to Doctor Shaheda Omar of the Teddy Bear Clinic and Anthony Meyer of the Gauteng Education Department’s Psycho-Social Services about incidents of child rape at schools, how perpetrators of child rape who are also minors should be dealt with and how you can communicate with your own children, to try and prevent these things from taking place.
This article first appeared on 702 : The issue of child rape