Crossing the Line

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.”

Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in Mayand June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12 and reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education.

The report concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students and community members. We hope readers will be inspired to take new steps toward making schools free from sexual harassment.

AAUW has been at the forefront of sexual harassment research for over a decade, including the 1993 Hostile Hallways survey and the 2001 follow up report, Hostile Hallways: Bullying Teasing and Sexual Harassment in School.
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