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.
-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
Leaves you feeling positive
Fun Wanted Flattering
Leaves you feeling negative
SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFTEN GOES UNREPORTED.
REPORTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET HELP.
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