Helping junior high school students sort out the issues of sexual harassment educated some adults as well. When charges of sexual harassment ricocheted around my 8th grade American History classroom, I felt the earth open beneath me. He's sexually harassing me! One boy had made an obscene gesture, and polite students rapidly turned rude and crude. They accused each other of sexual harassment, using the term as if they understood it.
Government 'must take zero-tolerance approach' to school sexual harassment
Archived: ED/OCR: Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic Pamphlet.
If I'd attended the Commander in Chief Forum, I would have asked the presidential candidates about sexual harassment in the military. In , one in three women reported sexual harassment at work. This year doesn't look much better, judging by national headlines. And according to one presidential candidate, it's the women's fault.
Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges
Sexual harassment in education in the United States is an unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with an American student's ability to learn, study, work or participate in school activities. It is common in middle and high schools in the United States. The definition of sexual harassment includes harassment by both peers and individuals in a position of power relative to the person being harassed.
Department of Education. PDF 11 MB. Department of Education Margaret Spellings Secretary.