Christchurch high schools engulfed in cyber sexual harassment fight

Author
Kim Moodie,
Publish Date
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 3:38PM
An online fight over sexual harassment has broken out on social media fuelled by accounts linked to two Christchurch high schools. Photo / Getty Images
An online fight over sexual harassment has broken out on social media fuelled by accounts linked to two Christchurch high schools. Photo / Getty Images

Christchurch high schools engulfed in cyber sexual harassment fight

Author
Kim Moodie,
Publish Date
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 3:38PM

An online fight over sexual harassment has broken out on social media fuelled by accounts linked to two Christchurch high schools.

Tensions rose this week, when Christchurch Boy's High School was the subject of graffiti highlighting sexual harassment and LGBTQIA+ rights.

Christchurch Boys' High School. Photo / SuppliedChristchurch Boys' High School. Photo / Supplied

But it spilled online yesterday when a student linked to Christchurch Girls' High School, called for victims of sexual harassment from the boy's school to share their stories.

And an account, which carries Christchurch Boys' High School initials, states it was created to stop the false allegations and has created a #FeminismIsCancer hashtag.

Both Christchurch Boys' High School Principal Nic Hill and Christchurch Girls' High School Principal Christine O'Neil acknowledged they were aware of an incident.

They say they are working together to support students.

Christchurch Girls' High School. Photo / SuppliedChristchurch Girls' High School. Photo / Supplied