I am used to seeing anti-bullying policies in school handbooks but I have never before this year seen sexual harassment policies. I’m not sure if I have missed them in the past or they just haven’t been there.
My 10-year-old has started at a new charter school that includes a middle school and high school so I am wondering if those policies are more for the older kids but they just give them to everyone or are they really concerned about fifth or sixth graders sexually harassing a classmate?
When I was reading over it with Walsh, he was looking at me like I was crazy. He had no idea what they were talking about.
So did you get any sexual harassment statements in your elementary handbooks, middle school or high school handbooks?
Do you think they are necessary? Should teens be able to figure out these types of relationships out without fearing suspension or expulsion? Or are the kids today that out-of-control and persistent? What types of behavior have you seen that would qualify? Is it all through social media and phones or in person on the school grounds?