Film highlights extent of sex harassment in schools

Student film-maker hopes project will be a catalyst for more effective PSE teaching

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The girls talk about being groped under desks, having their skirts lifted and boys thrusting their crotches in their faces – all during the course of the school day. They talk about self-harming and the impact on their mental health of having to share corridors with boys who have sexually assaulted them.

But while the personal stories contained in an award-winning short film about sexual abuse in school might sound extreme, Katie Horsburgh, the 17-year-old Scottish school pupil who made it, argues that they are worryingly common.

Anecdotes that did not make the cut ranged from one girl who ...

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