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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 9 months ago

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?

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  • 9 months ago

    Oh you're back, are you?

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  • Lita
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Really? First it was an eating disorder now it's sexual abuse? Get help for your fetish.

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  • G R
    Lv 7
    9 months 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.

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  • 9 months 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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  • 9 months ago

    i would keep it confidential

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If you were really an instructor, you would know better. You have trolled this, before.

    • .
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      You certainly have quite a few students who confide to you. This story is really getting old.

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  • 9 months 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.

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  • Fantom
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    As explained to you before, it is your responsibility to violate student confidentiality, and broadcast this information to anyone who will listen.

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  • 9 months ago

    Of course, you should. Shame on you for even thinking about being a blabbermouth.

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