December 3, 2011 2 Comments
The American Association of University Women is one of those great organizations dedicated to helping women. They offer annual reports on research that they have conducted, they post insightful articles, offer scholarship and fellowship funding for young women to attend college and just all around serve as a very credible source of information for women today. Having worked on college campuses for the past 16 years, they were always a source of information for me. Their most recent report is about sexual harassment on high school campuses. Prior to reading the report, I had no idea how prevalent sexual harassment was among high schoolers. In addition, the report break down the differences between bullying and sexual harassment so that we have a clear understanding of the two and how they differ. Harassment occurs in all forms; boys harassing girls, boys harassing boys, as well as girls harassing girls. The AAUW also describes in this report the different forms of harassment that occur today among our youth in detail with proven statistics. I highly encourage educators of middle school and high school students to read the report. The more informed we are, the better prepared we become to handle these situations and take care of our youth.