Teach students to identify, deal with sexual harassment

Mr Benjamin Sim Buke Huang's letter ("Mind how we dress in public"; July 9) may unfairly blame the victims of molestation for the way they dress and give future perpetrators an excuse.

There has been research which shows that being targeted for sexual crimes has little to do with how a victim dresses.

Women can dress freely as long as it is within the law.

More importantly, I suggest that the Ministry of Education include in the sex education curriculum the idea of "consent" in sexual relationships, as well as teach students to identify and deal with sexual harassment, and how to respond in the case of sexual assault or abuse.

Desmond Koh