Sexual Harassment and Bullying : A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable
Despite headlines that label all harassment among youth as bullying, there is in fact a difference between sexual harassment and bullying. This book discusses the similarities and important differences between the two, offering firsthand accounts from victims and others involved in combating the activities that victimize students. It provides parents, youth advocates, scout leaders, and other concerned adults with practical steps to partner with schools to prevent and intervene on the behaviors to help keep kids safe. The book clearly identifies the steps to take to hold schools accountable when a student has been harassed or bullied, even when the school is not stopping the behavior. Providing examples throughout the work, Strauss helps readers become better acquainted with the various activities that constitute sexual harassment and bullying and what they can do to combat the problem.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 155 x 225 x 22mm | 445g
- 06 Oct 2013
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Lanham, MD, United States
- 1 Tables, unspecified
Table of contents
1 Introduction 2 1. Sexual Harassment, Title IX, and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights 3 2. Sexual Harassment of Elementary and Special Education Students 4 3. Harassment of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Students 5 4. Bullying 6 5. The Difference Between Sexual Harassment and Bullying and Why it Matters 7 6. Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying 8 7. Impact of Sexual Harassment 9 8. Why Don't Schools Stop Sexual Harassment and Bullying? 10 9. The Causes and Contributing Factors 11 10.Additional Laws 12 11. Partnering With Schools to Keep Kids Safe 13 12. Holding Schools Accountable 14 13. Conclusion
A probing a deeply clarifying examination of the twin problems of sexual harassment and bullying, including a nuanced discussion of the differences between the two types of peer-based misconduct. Using practical examples and in-depth legal analysis, Susan Strauss offers a refreshingly clear-eyed look at these frequently misunderstood topics. Sexual Harassment and Bullying offers an invaluable roadmap for parents and community leaders committed to keeping children healthy and safe. -- Travis Hicks, editor, Educator's Guide to Controlling Sexual Harassment A great starting point for many important topics for educators and families who face such issues with their children and students-easy reading on difficult subjects. -- Nan D. Stein, Ed.D, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women The book is terrific! I found the book to be an exhaustive analysis of a complicated, evolving, and dangerous threat to our school environment. I find it a MUST READ by those who are charged with the responsibility of our children in schools because it is a road map to avoiding the many pitfalls of mislabeling sexual harassment as bullying. -- Dick Tieszen, trial lawyer A must read for parents and educators, this should be the go-to book for school harassment. Not only does Strauss write professionally and logically, but her accessible style gives parents the tools to take charge of their child's safety. Her in-depth research makes this book both an excellent crash course for parents and a must in professional study for educators. A copy of Sexual Harassment and Bullying needs to be placed in every school official's office and every student's home. -- Laura Goetz, LGBT Advocate,mediator, parent Susan Strauss provides a comprehensive understanding of what is required to keep students safe and how to hold schools accountable when they fail to do so. This book should be required reading for anyone concerned about the safety and well being of children in school. -- Jamie Nabozny, Safe School Advocate
About Susan Strauss
Susan Strauss, Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant on sexual harassment and bullying in schools and workplaces. She facilitates training, conducts investigations, and functions as an expert witness for lawsuits around the country. Dr. Strauss has authored book chapters, articles in professional journals, written curriculum and training manuals, as well as authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs, and she has been interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.