ERIC Number: EJ1162920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Similar, but Not the Same. What School Officials Need to Know
Miller, Ellery M., Jr.; Mondschein, Eric S.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v90 n5-6 p191-197 2017
As the focus on bullying has grown, attention to incidents of and concern about sexual harassment has diminished. It is easy to understand that sexual harassment can be a form of bullying, especially when it is used to intimidate, but it is also a form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws. Effective implementation and enforcement of bullying and sexual harassment policies can only occur when administration and staff are knowledgeable about each policy, can differentiate between the two, and use appropriate discretion in applying the correct policy. This article discusses current legal developments concerning sexual harassment and bullying in K-12. It examines strategies for developing and implementing policies and training to help create a safe, secure educational environment that is conducive to learning.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, School Policy, Administrator Role, School Personnel, Knowledge Level, Responses, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Environment, School Districts, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Teacher Role, Intervention, Prevention, Violence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Title IX Education Amendments 1972; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)