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Families' role in curbing sexual misconduct on university campuses

Universities are stepping up to better deal with sex offences on campus. But a recent survey highlights gender differences on what constitutes such offences. Families need to rethink what children are picking up about gender values.

In the last month, since the Instagram posts by a female undergraduate about a peeping Tom created a storm nationwide, many have criticised the leniency shown by universities towards sexual offenders.

Much has been said about the need to hand out harsher penalties for such perpetrators, including those who committed the offences on university campuses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Families' role in curbing lewd behaviour on campus'. Print Edition | Subscribe