So moving on... Post #11! Let's address the issue of kids at school. Do you, parents and kids alike, know your rights?
In the United States, under federal law Title IX, schools are forbidden from any form of sexual discrimination. This includes:
- Pregnant students
- Parenting students
- Females in male-dominated fields of study (i.e. sciences & techonologies)
- Sexual violence
- Gender-based discrimination
- Sexual harassment
|Credit: Know Your IX|
It is the job of the Title IX Coordinator to manage complaints and even if you do not file a police report it is the duty (by law) of the school and coordinator to conduct a thorough investigation. If you are not happy with the result, you have the right by law to appeal the decision.
|Credit: Know your IX|
As of 3 February 2016, there were 81 sexual violence cases open for investigation in elementary and secondary schools across the country! That number is more than doubled in colleges with over 200 cases. For more information, visit"Title IX: The Basics".
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