Sexual harassment is a problem that occurs in schools throughout the nation, whether they be urban or rural, rich or poor, public or private, secondary or elementary. The bad news is that sexual harassment may be happening in your district on a daily basis. It may be happening in the halls, in the classrooms, in the cafeteria, on the playground, or in all the places that students congregate and where adults are present. Sexual harassment is not a new thing. In fact, we have not addressed it as a problem in schools until recently.
Preventing Sexual Harassment in Schools: A Pro-active Agenda - IDRA
Show less Ask a Question Related Articles References. School should be a safe place for all students and employees. However, when a school employee engages in sexual harassment, school can feel extremely unsafe for the students and employees they target. Sexual harassment at school should be dealt with swiftly and decisively, in a way that maintains the safety and anonymity of the victims. This article was co-authored by Clinton M. Sandvick, JD, PhD.
Government 'must take zero-tolerance approach' to school sexual harassment
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Preventing and effectively addressing sexual harassment of women in colleges and universities is a significant challenge, but we are optimistic that academic institutions can meet that challenge—if they demonstrate the will to do so. This is because the research shows what will work to prevent sexual harassment and why it will work. Changing the current culture and climate requires addressing all forms of sexual harassment, not just the most egregious cases; moving beyond legal compliance; supporting targets when they come forward; improving transparency and accountability; diffusing the power structure between faculty and trainees; and revising organizational systems and structures to value diversity, inclusion, and respect.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment. The most effective weapon against sexual harassment is prevention. Harassment does not disappear on its own.