Despite headlines that label all harassment among youth as bullying, there is in fact a difference between sexual harassment and bullying. This book discusses the similarities and important differences between the two, offering firsthand accounts from victims and others involved in combating the activities that victimize students. It provides parents, youth advocates, scout leaders, and other concerned adults with practical steps to partner with schools to prevent and intervene on the behaviors to help keep kids safe. The book clearly identifies the steps to take to hold schools accountable when a student has been harassed or bullied, even when the school is not stopping the behavior. Providing examples throughout the work, Strauss helps readers become better acquainted with the various activities that constitute sexual harassment and bullying and what they can do to combat the problem.
Susan Strauss, Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant on sexual harassment and bullying in schools and workplaces. She facilitates training, conducts investigations, and functions as an expert witness for lawsuits around the country. Dr. Strauss has authored book chapters, articles in professional journals, written curriculum and training manuals, as well as authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs, and she has been interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.
1 Introduction 2 1. Sexual Harassment, Title IX, and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights 3 2. Sexual Harassment of Elementary and Special Education Students 4 3. Harassment of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Students 5 4. Bullying 6 5. The Difference Between Sexual Harassment and Bullying and Why it Matters 7 6. Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying 8 7. Impact of Sexual Harassment 9 8. Why Don't Schools Stop Sexual Harassment and Bullying? 10 9. The Causes and Contributing Factors 11 10.Additional Laws 12 11. Partnering With Schools to Keep Kids Safe 13 12. Holding Schools Accountable 14 13. Conclusion