A New York City teacher who was caught masturbating on a video conference call is under investigation according to the NY Daily News. The name of the teacher was not revealed. The News only mentioned that the teacher works at Tottenville High School on the South Shore of Staten Island.
The NYPD received a complaint on Monday afternoon that the teacher appeared naked and masturbating during a video conference call. The NYPD did not indicate if the teacher exposed himself intentionally and if students were involved in the video conference call.
The NYC school has a history of child abuse
It is not the first time that the Tottenville High School has been involved in child sexual abuse scandals. In 2013, a 26 year old female teacher lost her job after an investigation found that she engaged in an intimate relationship with a student. In 2012, a female student committed suicide in a sextortion case. Back in 1998, a 15 year old girl was raped and sodomized by a teacher in a school building on multiple occasions.
While the coronavirus pandemic might have prevented physical child sexual abuse in New York City schools, online sexual abuse is another form of sexual abuse that parents should be aware of
The internet might be a fantastic method to keep children educated during the pandemic but parents should be on the lookout for new forms of online sexual exploitation of children such as perpetrators exposing themselves on livestream or sexual abusers trying to make contact with children and sharing or obtaining sexual abuse images while hiding their real identity. Most common types of online child sexual abuse parents should be aware of are grooming of children for sexual purpose(mostly through social media), live streaming of sexual abuse, sextortion which consists of blackmailing children for sexual purposes. With children being now required to be online at a very young age it is important that parents proprely monitor their online activities for any signs of potential sexual abuse.