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In fact, sexual harassment coming from one teen to another is a type of bullying (Pellegrini, 2002).Sexual harassment of teens can occur anywhere—in middle and high schools (Lee, Croninger, Linn & Chen, 1996), in the workplace (Fineran, 2002; Fineran & Gruber, 2009), and in the community (for example, neighborhoods or the internet).In 19% of cases, perpetrators were supervisors, and 61% of the time, harassment came from coworkers who were more likely to be peers. (2005, May) Growing up in a Socially Toxic Environment. In a more recent study of high school girls, over half (52%) had experienced sexual harassment in work settings (Fineran & Gruber, 2009). Impact of sexual harassment victimization by peers on subsequent adolescent victimization and adjustment: A longitudinal study. Keynote speech Children Youth and Families At-Risk Annual Conference, May 25, 2005. A Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 30% of teenage girls who used the internet (a majority who used the internet daily) had been sexually harassed while they were in a chat room (Mc Master et al. Teen girls in this situation often felt helpless in how to respond to, for example, requests for bra sizes, being shown photos of naked men, or inappropriate comments or questions concerning their sexuality.
By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Facebook through cookies.In fact, 35% of high school students reported that they experienced sexual harassment in their part-time work. Of the 35% who were sexually harassed, 63% were girls and 37% were boys (Fineran, 2002). A definition of sexual harassment is unwelcome attention of a sexual nature, occurring through verbal and/or physical interaction.Being a victim of sexual harassment is likely to affect a teen's academic performance or work ability and may create a hostile or threatening atmosphere for the teen (Hansen & Mallory, 2005).