Educator with student “predatory behavior”
(luring and grooming of student under 13 years of age) constitutes less than 5%
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).
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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%).
About S.M.A.R.T. and the Team