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What should I do if I am sexually harassed at school?

If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual harassment at school, it is important to tell someone who can help you stop the harassment and fight for your rights. Here are some things you and your parents can do:

  1. Memorialize What Occurred: When someone harasses you, write down the details of the incident including what happened, the date it happened, where it happened and who else may have seen or heard the harassment. Save any notes, e-mails, text messages or pictures the harasser sent or posted about you.
  2. Report the Harassment: CONNSACS has reported that 32% of victims never tell anyone about being sexually abused. However, it is important that you tell your parents and a teacher or guidance counselor about the harassment. You can further report it to school officials so that they can take necessary action against the accuser.
  3. File a Complaint with a Government Agency: If the school officials, even after the complaint, fail to take any steps against the abuser, you can file a complaint against the school with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
  4. File a Lawsuit: You can also file a lawsuit against the school. Under Connecticut law, individuals who have been sexually abused or assaulted as a child have up to 30 years past the age of 18 to file a claim.
  5. Hire an Experienced Sexual Attorney: Sexual harassment cases can be complicated. An experienced lawyer knows what to do to protect and fight for your rights.