Crossing the Line In the News

Here are highlights from the media coverage of the AAUW research report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School.

Teen Kids News Top Report

In October 2012, Teen Kids News, a nationally broadcast news program for youth and teens, produced a segment on sexual harassment in schools. The program interviewed AAUW’s director of research, Catherine Hill, and also interviewed teenagers about the topic.

Handling Sexual Harassment in Schools
New York Times blog
“What would you tell a daughter who said she was being ‘sexually harassed’ at school? The American Association of University Women surveyed 1,965 students and found that nearly half of both boys and girls in grades 7–12 reported

National Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment of Students in Grades 7–12
New York Times
“Nearly half of 7–12th-graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study scheduled for release on Monday, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as

Study Examines Student Sexual Harassment
CNN
“Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in middle and high schools across the country, a new study released on Monday by a nonprofit research organization said, with the vast majority of students who have been

Sexual Harassment: Nearly Half of 7–12th-Graders Targeted in a Year
Christian Science Monitor
“The report also highlights some examples of how educators have been able to help students stand up to sexual harassment. Nearly half of students in grades 7–12 experience sexual harassment

Report: Sexual Harassment Common in Schools
Washington Post blog
“Nearly half of students in a nationally representative sample of students in grades 7–12 reported that they had been subjected to some form of sexual harassment in the 2010–11 school year, and most said it had a

Half of U.S. Students Face Sex Harassment: Survey
Agence France-Presse
“Forty-eight percent of U.S. middle and high school students suffered sexual harassment in the past school year, both in person and online, a national survey released Monday said. And 87 percent of those students said the experience had a

Nearly Half of Students Say They’re Sexually Harassed at School
ABC News
“Nearly half of 7–12th-graders experienced sexual harassment at school last year, according to a survey released today by the American Association of University Women. Most of them said the harassment had taken a toll on their productivity in

Sexual Harassment in Schools: A “Big Deal
Washington Post blog
“Just as sexual harassment is claiming headlines in the presidential race, a new study to be published today finds that sexual harassment is a widespread phenomenon in middle and high schools across the

Survey: Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Grades 7–12
The Associated Press
‎“Added up, it’s an epidemic — student-on-student sexual harassment that is pervasive in America’s middle schools and high schools. During the 2010–11 school year, 48 percent of students in grades 7–12 experienced some form of sexual harassment in person

Sex Harassment Pervasive in Grades 7–12: Survey
CBS News
“A new survey says sexual harassment is an epidemic that’s pervasive in America’s middle schools and high schools. The survey by the American Association of University Women finds that during the 2010–11 school year, 48 percent of students

Half of U.S. Students Face Sexual Harassment: Survey
Globe and Mail
“Nearly half of U.S. students in grades 7–12 were victims of sexual harassment last year, according to a new survey. The survey of 1,965 students, conducted by the American Association of University Women, found that 48 percent of students

National Study Reveals Striking Findings on School Sexual Harassment
Care2.com blog
“A new national study, Crossing the Line, reveals some staggering statistics on school sexual harassment. The survey was conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a nonprofit research organization whose mission

Sexual Harassment in Schools Is Frighteningly Common
Jezebel
“A new study has found that over half of girls, and many boys, experience sexual harassment in middle or high school. And although some might claim that’s just “kids being kids,” victims suffer many ill effects.

Sexual Harassment Common in Schools
Ms. magazine
“According to a study released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 48 percent of students in grades 7–12 experience sexual harassment, either in person or through texting, e-mails, or social media platforms.

Many Teens Endure Sexual Harassment
Education Week News
“As students navigate changing sexual and social norms in middle and high school, many of them confuse the line between joking and sexual harassment, according to a new report. Based on the first nationally representative survey in a

U.S. School Peers Sex Harassment Common
UPI.com
Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School by the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit organization, was based on a nationally representative survey of 1,965 students in grades 7–12 conducted in May and June.

Sexual Harassment Reported to Be Rampant in Grades 7–12
Examiner.com
“According to a major national survey released today by the American Association of University Women, nearly half of all students in grades 7–12 experienced some form of sexual harassment by their classmates during the 2010–11 school year.

Sexual Harassment Is Part of Life in Schools
Capitol Hill Blue
“At least 48 percent of school students in grades 7–12 are sexually harassed in school, a new national survey released by the American Association of University Women says. The report, released Monday, says sexual harassment is

Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2011
U.S. News and World Report
“A new survey finds that 48 percent of U.S. students in grades 7–12 experienced some form of sexual harassment from other students during the 2010–11 school year. The sexual harassment occurred in various ways, including physical contact

Half of U.S. Students Face Sex Harassment: Survey
AlterNet
“Forty-eight percent of U.S. middle and high school students suffered sexual harassment in the past school year, both in person and online, a national survey released Monday said. Forty-eight percent of U.S. middle and high school students suffered sexual

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