Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center

Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

Any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

DON’T DO IT!

DON’T ALLOW IT!

What is Sexual Harassment in School?

Uninvited behavior that makes being in school offensive, negative, unfriendly, and/or intimidating and leads to a hostile environment that makes learning difficult. “This for That...Something for Something Else” This is another form of harassment.

Examples:

  • The manager at the fast food place in which you work says you will be fired if you do not have sex with him/her.
  • Someone blocking the door and refusing to let you through unless you agree to certain behaviors.

Flirting vs. Sexual Harassment

Flirting:

  • Welcomed behavior
  • Leaves you feeling positive
  • Respectful
  • Fun, Wanted, Flattering
  • Enjoyable

Sexual Harassment:

  • Unwelcome behavior
  • Leaves you feeling negative
  • Disrespectful
  • Not fun
  • Unwanted
  • Unpleasant
  • Illegal

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFTEN GOES UNREPORTED.
REPORTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET HELP.
Read more about sexual harassment.