Sexual Harassment in Secondary School: Prevalence and Ambiguities

Charlotte Goddard
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The UK government commissioned Ofsted to undertake a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. Findings, published in June 2021, revealed sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are so commonplace for many young people that they see no point in reporting them.

Students were asked if they had experienced 17 different kinds of sexual harassment in school. Picture: Benschonewille/Adobe Stock
Students were asked if they had experienced 17 different kinds of sexual harassment in school. Picture: Benschonewille/Adobe Stock

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