Has your child been sexually harassed at school?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Has your child been sexually harassed at school?
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 4:24pm

I've decided not to let my kids grow up. :smileyvery-happy:


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 7:01pm

To me, there's a difference between systematic sexual harrassment that requires adult attention, and the type of name-calling that most middle and high schoolers experience, and I think it's really important to teach your kids the difference. Most middle schoolers are jerks, at least for a while, so the best way to stop this sort of thing is to call them on it in front of their peers.

When some punk on the bus called my son gay, he turned around and replied, "Are you asking me out?" That totally shut the kid up. But it would have been very different if multiple kids were calling him gay and making his life at school unbearable. That would have required some adult help.

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:38pm
My dd has been teased at school, but sexually harrassed?/ Who can determine exactly where that line is to be drawn? My ds has girls come up to him in the cafeteria and talk to all the boys in a more flitatious way, is that crossing the line? To some it may be? THere are some actions that are way over the line, but so much of this is gray.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-1998
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 2:15pm

My dd has been "propositioned" but she has told them to go away and they have. If the person in question had not it would have been a different ballgame altogether. I know it is very very common unfortunately.