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Stopping Sexual Harassment in Middle School
New study points to successful strategies
Building-wide campaigns including posters like this one reduced dating violence as much as 50 percent.
The news that nearly half of students in grades 7-12 have experienced sexual harassment drew headlines around the nation last month, based on an online survey of nearly 2,000 students released by the American Association of University Women.This is an excerpt from the Harvard Education Letter. Subscribers can click here to continue reading this article. Click here to become a subscriber.
Now a separate study has shown that building-wide posters, student-drawn maps of campus sexual harassment “danger zones,” and student-created “personal boundary agreements” can go a long way to reducing peer-to-peer sexual harassment and dating violence—at little expense.