Since the mid 90’s there has been a dramatic increase in the number and percenatage of child sexual abuse victims who are abused by other juveniles–at least in Switzerland. According to a recently concluded study by researchers at the University of Zurich, “over half of the female victims and more than 70 percent of the male victims reported that they had been abused by a juvenile perpetrator.” The vast majority of the girls–whether the abuse was non physical, physical without penetration, or physical with penetration–were abused by boys. But with the male victims there was a surprising number of female perpetrators in all categories, indicating increased aggression by that group.
If this study were conducted in American schools, it is likely that there would be similar results since children here are becoming increasingly sexualized. Older peers are becoming more of a danger to our children, than adults. Boys are increasingly becoming targets of both male and female predators. And most disturbing, it appears that girls are becoming increasingly predatory.