Sexual Harassment Common In Schools

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Sexual Harassment Common In Schools

Look At These Numbers From The Report

56 percent of girls reported being sexually harassed in class and/or over the Internet, compared to 40 percent of boys

*18 percent of both girls and boys reported being called gay or lesbian in a negative way

*33 percent of girls, and 24 percent of boys, reported witnessing sexual harassment at school (18 percent of students). And 56 percent reported witnessing it more than once during the year.

*18 percent of boys versus 14 percent of girls said they had sexually harassed other students. And most student who admitted to this behavior — 92 percent of girls and 80 percent of boys — said they had been victims of it themselves.

*44 percent of students who admitted to sexually harassing said it wasn’t a big deal, and 39 percent said they were trying to be funny.

*9 percent of the students — 12 percent of girls and 5 percent of boys — who were victims of harassment reported it to a teacher, counselor or other adult at school

*27 percent of students said they talked about it with parents or family

members, including siblings. Girls were far more likely to talk with parents and other family members than boys, 32 percent versus 20 percent.

*22 percent of girls and 14 percent of boys said that sexual harassment had caused them to have trouble sleeping

*37 percent of girls and 25 percent of boys said sexual harassment had caused them to want to say home from school

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