By Benjamin Radford
A new report released yesterday states that nearly half of students in grades 7 through 12 experience sexual harassment in school. The report, “Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School,” was published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and based on an online survey of 1,965 students (1,002 girls and 963 boys).
The report has caused a furor. A New York Times headline reported, “Widespread Sexual Harassment of Students in Grades 7 to 12.” Other news outlets called sexual harassment in schools "prevalent," "rampant,""pervasive," and even an "epidemic."
Sexual harassment — in schools, in the workplace, and elsewhere — is a real problem, and if America’s students say they are being sexually harassed at such rates, there is something seriously wrong.