Sexual Harassment Pervasive In U.S. Middle And High Schools, Survey Finds

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    I have an 18-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. I'd say that based upon their experiences, this is probably an accurate description of the daily life of an American teenager (my kids are honor students, and have still experienced this stuff).
     
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    I believe you, I don't know if theres too much we can really do about this unless we want to segregate the kids by gender or throw them in burkas.
     
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    It happened to us, we survived it. The major concern I would have would be in regards to teachers sexually or racially discriminating against students (i.e., not putting girls or minorities into science classes for instance). Teenagers making sexual comments to each other? Seems like pretty much par for the course. Wait till college! It gets even better!
     
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    Its kind of a bad precedence though if we let this go in high school and college, but as soon I get a job and I tell my hot co-worker she has a nice ass and I get fired. If you get used to behaving this way you won't stop when school is out.
     
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    I'm not aware of too many people going down that path. Few people actually lose their job because of sexual harassment. The office I work in has a lot of younger adults in the their 20s and 30s and in the five years I've been here nobody has been fired for sexual harassment or even accused of it as far as I know. What's being described by the OP is kids being kids, in my opinion.
     
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    I don't work with too many young people so I really can't say what its like, most people I work with have been here for decades and are very professional.
     
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    I'm thinking of a young woman I know, who is bi-racial, and had early puberty at age 9. She was horribly sexually harassed and traumatized.

    This is a bigger problem in school than ever before.
     
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    When I see or hear it in my class room I stop it. A lot of the harrassment is happening on FB and by texting. Parents sending their kids to school with an understanding of how they are expected to treat girls would help. And girls acting in a manner that does not invite inappropriate comments would be helpful as well.
     
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    All i know is this is nothing new. Kids are as vicious as they come. The abusers don't have the life experience to hold their tongues or thoughts. They find what hurts and exploit it. The victims don't have the life experience to let what others say roll off of them.

    The new problem is that there are just new outlets for it to happen.
     
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