Teenage dating in the 1950s
In today’s schools, increasingly we are seeing that the power is with the pupils.
For this reason, we’re also seeing record low numbers of men applying to be primary school teachers – and record numbers leaving the secondary school profession altogether.
But the overwhelming majority – the rest of us – are not.
Yet men who work around teenage girls – and particularly teachers – live in constant terror of paedophilic allegations.
I’ve written for the Telegraph before about how almost every aspect of the man-child interface has been blighted by the seeming omnipresence of paedophilia.
And with every Jimmy Savile or Rolf Harris front-page expose, it’s getting worse.
The automobile simply shattered these old-fashioned traditions.
Dating was removed from the watchful eyes of anxious parents.
In the 19th century, the American world consisted of children and adults.Later in the evening, the couple might enjoy a few moments alone on the front porch.After several meetings, they could be lucky enough to be granted permission for an unchaperoned walk through town.For some, it can feel as if their lives are viewed through a constant prism of suspicion.Research by Nottingham Trent and Bedfordshire Universities found that female primary school teachers still dramatically outnumber men, with fears that men will be falsely labelled as paedophiles hampering male recruitment.