Scientology Auditing Kids: Proof From Church's Own School Website - 2012-07-12
For the last two weeks, we've been asked one thing more than any other: what was Suri facing as a six-year-old in Scientology if she hadn't been taken out of it by her mother, Katie Holmes? Does indoctrination in the church start at such a young age?
As we reported earlier, in 1961 Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard created a "security check" for children aged 6 to 12. This list of 99 questions was designed to be used to interrogate a child holding the sensors of an e-meter by an ethics officer outside of the presence of the child's parents. Claire Headley told us she was "sec checked" at only 7 years of age, and she knew of other kids who went through it as well.
If sec checking is the dark side of auditing, we wondered about auditing itself -- the counseling that Scientologists go through as they clear their minds of clutter in order to discover their true, immortal selves. How common is it for small children to go through auditing, we wondered, and we wanted to get evidence of it today, not from some policy Hubbard might have written years ago.