Three schoolgirls in sexting scandal; Headmaster
Parents of children at the Strabrecht College in Geldrop and the Pius X-College in Bladel have tipped the school heads off about films circulating at the schools in which underage girls perform sexually explicit acts, Omroep Brabant reports. Headmaster Leenderd van der Deijl of the Strabrecht school is "shocked" at learning the news. According to the headmaster, the films are circulating in one class of his school where the pupils are around 13 years old. "We took immediate action to inform all the parents via a letter", Van der Deijl tells Omroep Brabant. The headmaster knows that preventing this type of material from circulating or even being made is not possible, so he has asked parents to be extra alert, and to immediately inform the school board if they notice something with their children. "We have to especially make sure that children and parents are well informed from now on." At Pius X-College, headmaster Jos Bosch is "disturbed" by the films. "Luckily, students do understand what is acceptable and what isn't, so I'm glad they went to a teacher to report this." According to Omroep Brabant, the children of the school know that the video shows a girl from their school, and they are not impressed with her actions. The film shows the girl removing her clothing, revealing herself to the camera. The kids cannot understand why she would make this film, or let someone film her doing this. The kids tell Omroep Brabant that she should know that this kind of material spreads like wildfire. In an even more shocking case, three sex tapes came out from young girls who are still unidentified, but are probably not attending Strabrecht. Both schools have, however, warned parents. One film concerns a girl who may go to Pius X. It was discovered earlier this month. According to internet trend watcher Jan Willem Alphenaar, this is a national problem. "Seven percent of young people between 12 and 17 years of age occasionally sends naked pictures of themselves. That's an age in which young people experiment with these things and don't think about the consequences of films or images appear online." He says schools should spend more time informing themselves and their pupils of the facts, and their consequences.