harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It can include unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal,
or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
There are two
types of sexual harassment:
- Quid Pro
Quo: This means “this for that.” An example of this type of
sexual harassment would be, a teacher making a sexual demand as a condition
for a student receiving a good grade.
- Hostile Environment:
This occurs when unwelcomed sexual conduct is not a condition to a sexual
demand but creates an environment hostile to the student.
is against the law whether it happens at school or in the workplace. Unfortunately,
boys and girls are being sexually harassed at record numbers. The 1993 American
Association of University Women study “Hostile Hallways” found
that “85% of all girls and 76% of boys reported having been sexually
harassed in schools”.
- In a Minnesota
survey, 80% of students were aware of sexual harassment in their school:
- 58% reported
being harassed by a student
- 30% reported
being harassed by a teacher
- 9% reported
being harassed by an administrator
Both state and
federal laws prohibit sexual harassment in schools. Title IX of Educational
Amendments of 1972 and Wisconsin’s Pupil Nondiscrimination Law govern
harassment in a school setting.
- Sexual harassment
is a serious issue
- Girls can
sexually harass other girls
- Boys can
sexually harass other boys
- No one deserves
to be sexually harassed
- It does not
matter if the harasser is only joking if the behavior is harmful to the
person receiving it
sexual harassment, won’t make it go away
- There are
things you can do to STOP sexual harassment
more information on sexual harassment, please call Advocates of Ozaukee at
any of the numbers below.
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