I hope this is hyperbole but I've been out of the loop for more than 20 years. I remember a scene in second grade, 1947-48. One of the little boys decided he loved one of the little girls so, if he loved her, he had to kiss her. He went up to her after recess and kissed her hand. The teacher explained that that was very embarrassing for the little girl and so on. Neither was particularly traumatized and no more was said about it. Last year I read in the news on line that a kid of similar age was expelled from school and put on trial in juvenile court for sexual harassment. This is for real. I am not making any of this up.
SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007