Pupils secretly taking pictures up teachers’ skirts and posting them on social media is becoming more of a problem, a teaching union has warned at NASUWT Cymru’s conference being held in Wrexham. The BBC reports
The comment follows the introduction of legislation by the UK government making upskirting a criminal offence.
Sion Amlyn, a national executive member of the union, said it was seeing an increase in the number of reports of pupils upskirting.
He told BBC Wales’ Cymru Fyw: “Quite disturbingly there’s an increase in the practise of upskirting or downblousing by pupils on teachers and that has a detrimental affect on the wellbeing of our members.
“Schools are trying. There are mechanisms in schools to tackle this but I don’t think they are being used properly or adequately enough.”
There is no specific offence naming and banning upskirting in England and Wales, victims and police are currently only able to pursue offences of outraging public decency or as a crime of voyeurism
Upskirting has been an offence in Scotland since 2010 when it was listed under the broadened definition of voyeurism
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