I have never been so offended. My sister just told me her friends don’t believe her when she tells them I have every Metallica CD, and always say “I bet she doesn’t even have Ride the Lightning”. EXCUSE YOU. How very dare all of you. Never doubt a girl’s ownership of CD collections. I have S&M on DVD too so her friends can suck a titty.
The thing is, you’re pretty much never going to catch someone actively physically abusing a kid. You’re probably not going to have any idea that it’s happening right under your nose. That’s why, when working with children, you absolutely do need to report suspicious or inappropriate behavior, even if it seems minor or just a joke. You can’t point to a single specific behavior and say that it is or is not grooming, except in retrospect, because you’re never going to be privy to the full picture.
Summer camp requires you to establish rapport with kids under your care. You want them to like you and consider you a trustworthy adult that they can turn to. It’s your responsibility not to abuse that trust and to be vigilant in regards to how your coworkers behave - you’re probably also a legally mandated reporter. You really can’t be too careful… better someone get in trouble for poor judgement than have serious abuse go unchecked.
Testing and pushing a child’s boundaries via subjecting them to inappropriate comments, jokes, and other sexual language is absolutely a method of grooming. Even if you’re not personally taking advantage of that, you’re establishing these things as normal adult-child interactions when they are absolutely not. It does not benefit the kid in any way. Either they don’t understand what you’re saying but realize that they are being mocked and humiliated and made uncomfortable by adults, or they do get it… maybe because the last time they heard that, it wasn’t meant as a joke.
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DO NOT THROW ANYTHING ON AN IDOL!! It doesn’t matter if it’s just a stuffed animal, a banner or anything else. Do not throw anything on them. It’s understandable that you want them to find and play with your stuff but don’t aim at them. Throw them on stage when no one is around.
Chanyeol might have brushed it off today and acted all cute, but you don’t know what might happen in the future. Someone might get hurt so please stop aiming the idols/ throwing stuff on stage.