Sexual harassment is prevalent in middle schools, high schools, and universities around the nation. Almost half of surveyed students in grades 7 to 12 (from the 2010-2011 school year) experienced some form of sexual harassment at school, and 87 percent said it had a negative effect on them, reports the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
It is important for parents to have a discussion with their teens about sexual harassment, and to let them know they should speak up if they encounter it. Teenagers should understand what their rights are, how to recognize sexual harassment, and what to do if they think they have been sexually harassed at school or in the workplace. [Read more…]