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Sexual Harassment
 

 
What is Sexual Harassment?

Any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

DON'T DO IT!

DON'T ALLOW IT!



Sexual Harassment in the School

Uninvited behavior that makes being in school offensive, negative, unfriendly, and/or intimidating and leads to a hostile environment that makes learning difficult.

"This for That.......Something for Something Else" This is another form of harassment.

Examples:

-The manager at the fast food place in which you work says you will be fired if you do not have sex with him/her

-Someone blocking the door and refusing to let you through unless you agree to certain behaviors.

Flirting vs. Sexual Harassment

Flirting:

Welcomed behavior
Leaves you feeling positive
Respectful
Fun Wanted Flattering
Enjoyable

Sexual Harassment:

Unwelcome behavior
Leaves you feeling negative
Disrespectful
Not fun
Unwanted
Unpleasant
Illegal

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFTEN GOES UNREPORTED.

REPORTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET HELP.



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Take
A.C.T.I.O.N.
against Harassment

 

A SSERT YOURSELF

Tell the harasser to stop the behavior.

Tell him or her aloud or in writing what behaviours you find offensive.



C ALL FOR HELP

Ask for the hlep of someone you trust - your friends, parents or a person in authority.

Tell them of your problem.

Enlist friends as witnesses.



T AKE NOTES

Keep a detailed, written record of what was said and done to share with the person who investigates your complaint.



I NFORM AUTHORITIES

Report the offensive behaviors to a teacher, counselor or principal. Give details and provide witnesses. This action may stop the behavior.



O PEN A CASE

File a complaint against the person who is harassing you.



N EVER GIVE IN

If you are not satisfied with the results of your complaint, continue to take action and get help.



Sexual Harassment is based upon the impact on the victim, NOT the intentions of the perpetrator.

Special Thanks to the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center