If a student confides that they were sexually abused by family members as a child, do you keep it confidential if they're an adult now?
A student came to talk to me about their university experience and confided a few things in me as she was having a difficult time. Should I keep our conversation confidential as she wanted?
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
Oh you're back, are you?
- LitaLv 64 weeks ago
Really? First it was an eating disorder now it's sexual abuse? Get help for your fetish.
- G RLv 74 weeks ago
yes you should respect her privacy. You aren't going to gain anything or help her by betraying her confidence. She is an adult now she will deal with it the best way for her.
- 4 weeks ago
If you were a real teacher, you would already know the answer to this question! You're a mandated reporter!
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- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
i would keep it confidential
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
If you were really an instructor, you would know better. You have trolled this, before.
- MordentLv 74 weeks ago
You should ask for professional advice. This does not sound like an easy to answer case. Yes, you don't have to report historic abuse (and you should respect the student's confidence) - but if there are currently minors in danger then you yourself could be breaking the law by not reporting it.
- FantomLv 74 weeks ago
As explained to you before, it is your responsibility to violate student confidentiality, and broadcast this information to anyone who will listen.
- oikoσLv 74 weeks ago
Of course, you should. Shame on you for even thinking about being a blabbermouth.