To: Department for Education

Stop sexual harassment in schools

Stop sexual harassment in schools

Make tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence compulsory for all schools.

Why is this important?

Sexual harassment in schools is a huge problem. When I was teaching, I often heard boys talk about how girls were "asking for it" and who saw no problem with cat-calling and wolf-whistling.

We have a responsibility to make sure all girls can go to school and not face offensive name-calling, groping and unwanted sexual attention.

Schools should be held accountable for tackling sexual violence and harassment - and teaching children how unacceptable this kind of behaviour is should be in the curriculum.

The classroom is the perfect setting in which to tackle, and put an end to, the toxic behaviours that impact girls every day. But unless it’s the priority of all schools, it’ll always get put to the bottom of the list.

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Reasons for signing

  • Girls should not be harassed at school
  • Ot is so important for the health of our children and our society that this behaviour is shown to be unacceptable in any community. Children go to,school not just top learn the three Rs but to learn how to behave so that everyon is valued. basic good manners seem to be ignored today by politicians to sports personalities to celebrities of all kinds.
  • Sexual harassment of both girls and boys is becoming more prevelent through children's early years being sexualised at ever younger ages. The Internet and media must own their responsibility for this. Schools could and should address such a harmful lack of respect earlier in education to counter this damage. It's a duty of care.

Updates

2016-09-14 12:57:31 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2016-09-13 16:26:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-09-13 15:44:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-09-13 15:23:16 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-09-13 15:16:55 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-09-13 15:12:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-09-13 15:08:56 +0100

10 signatures reached