Teacher dating parent of student

I'm just talking about kissing and holding hands and stuff.

If the person wasn't a teacher that would be allowed but why isn't it allowed if they are one?

If you decide to talk to Child Line there are a number of ways you can get in touch where there will always be someone here to listen.

This includes, relationships with peers, and developing self-esteem and self-concept (Hamre & Pianta, 2001).

Through this secure relationship, students learn about socially appropriate behaviors as well as academic expectations and how to achieve these expectations (Hamre & Pianta, 2001).

Students in low-income schools can especially benefit from positive relationships with teachers (Murray & Malmgren, 2005).

Students in high-poverty urban schools may benefit from positive teacher-student relationships even more than students in high-income schools, because of the risks associated with poverty (Murray & Malmgren, 2005).

Here at Child Line, we take this law very seriously, and for that reason, if a child or young person tells us something like this is happening between someone under 18 and a person in a position of trust, it is one of the 3 things we cant keep confidential, due to the laws that mean we must keep all children and young people safe.

If it is happening to you or someone you know, it is something you can talk about, but its important to know that if you do, Child Line will probably have to pass the information on to the police so they can investigate it.

Although most research regarding teacher-student relationships investigate the elementary years of schooling, teachers have the unique opportunity to support students’ academic and social development at all levels of schooling (Baker et al., 2008; Bronfenbrenner, 1979; Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 1998; Mc Cormick, Cappella, O’Connor, & Mc Clowry, in press).

Aligned with attachment theory (Ainsworth, 1982; Bowlby, 1969), positive teacher-student relationships enable students to feel safe and secure in their learning environments and provide scaffolding for important social and academic skills (Baker et al., 2008; O’Connor, Dearing, & Collins, 2011; Silver, Measelle, Armstron, & Essex, 2005).

It is important that everyone is treated in the same way when they are receiving education or care, which makes it important that these boundaries are not crossed.

If a teacher or someone in a position of trust does cross these boundaries, with one person under the age of 18, it might mean they are willing to with other young people too, so that means that they may be using their position of trust to harm other people.

I know it's ok to do so if the student's over 18 but why is it illegal if they're under 18?

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