Data & Statistics

The Spectrum of Sexual Misconduct in Schools
(Predatory, Harassment & Staff - Student Inappropriate Behavior)



Statistics comprise survey and interview data of 1000 administrators,

faculty, staff and parents nationwide.



Less than 1/3 of school staff are confident in their knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to sexual misconduct.


Less than 10% of staff know federal and state laws pertaining to sexual misconduct.


Although 90% of administrators believe risk management training is key, 99% do not conduct training that covers the spectrum of sexual misconduct.


100% of all school constituents felt training would help prevent sexual misconduct.


Less than 30% of administrators believe that background checks prevent sexual misconduct.



The below statistics portray the realities of sexual misconduct in schools today. The data is "school environment specific" and represents the entire spectrum of sexual misconduct between students, between staff,

and between educators and students.


Predatory & Inappropriate Behavior
(educator and student)

Sexual Harassment
(student and student)


Educator with student “predatory behavior”

(luring and grooming of student under 13 years of age) constitutes less than 5% of
misconduct in schools.



Educator with student “inappropriate behavior”

(unique relationship characteristics with student >14 years of age) constitutes approximately 85% of misconduct in schools.



Approximately  60% of educator offenders are male.



Over 75%of educator offenders teach fine arts, humanities, and / or physical education or coaching.



34 years of age - Average age of offender.



15 ½ years of age  - Average age of student  victim

(only applies to minors or states with
an educator law).





            *Note – For additional statistics, contact us.



21% of teens are "sext-ing" (Mar '09 study of 1,280 students)

40% of teens using the Internet are being cyber bullied

14% of  teens admit to having sex at school (Summer '08 survey of 10,000 students)

AAUW, experts on sexual harassment, documented the following:

96% of all students understand the definition of sexual harassment.

81% of all students experience sexual harassment.

85% of the harassment is student on student.

2/3 of sexual harassment actions happen under
the noses of teachers

Students who experience sexual harassment are most
likely to react by:

    • avoiding the person who bothered or harassed them (40%).
    • talking less in class (24%).
    • not wanting to go to school (22%).
    • changing their seat to get farther away
      from someone (21%).
    • finding it hard to pay attention in school (20%).


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