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1 HARASSMENT Intentionally mean behavior Bullying Sexual harassment Cyber bullying Cyber harass- ment Title IX

2 Figure 7. Student Reactions to Sexual Harassment, by Gender

3 Figure 4. Why Students Sexually Harassed Other Students

4 Figure 14. Student Suggestions for Reducing Sexual Harassment at School, by Gender

5 The Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 was introduced by Senator Robert Casey (PA) and Representative Linda Sanchez (CA). The legislation was reintroduced in The act would require schools to specifically prohibit bullying and harassment, including conduct based on a student’s actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. It also requires schools to implement prevention programs and report data on bullying and harassment to the Department of Education. WHAT IS CONGRESS DOING?

6 Forty-five states have passed laws to deter bullying in public schools and 36 states have legislation that includes electronic harassment. You can find your state’s laws on bullying and harassment through the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) State School Health Policy Database. National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) State School Health Policy Database The Cyberbullying Research Center creates a review of bullying and cyberbullying state laws. Here is the April 2013 version.April 2013 LAWS & REGULATIONS

7 You should know that... Students who are accused of bullying are not necessarily protected by the First Amendment. Schools cannot release information about students- the Federal Education Privacy and Education Act (FERPA) ensures the privacy of a student’s education record. This means parents cannot obtain information about another student through the school. LAWS & REGULATIONS

8 Websites: SELECTED RESOURCES

9 Thank you. AAUW (Your Branch Name Here) (List website address or other contact information for your branch) QUESTIONS/COMMENTS?

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