Unfortunately, for the majority of women, unwanted sexual and romantic attention is a fact of life. Often beginning around puberty, it can range from awkward to annoying to downright terrifying. And when the attention is aggressive or comes from someone older, it can be hard to know how to push back. The first step to getting girls geared up to deal with unwanted attention is taking it seriously. Stephanie Dowd, a clinical psychologist.
Don’t Want to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Harassment? Time’s Up.
Even if you've never been bullied or harassed, chances are you know someone who has. Harassment can be a big problem for kids and teens, especially when smartphones, online messaging, and social media sites make it easy for bullies to do their thing. When bullying behavior involves unwanted sexual comments, suggestions, advances, or threats to another person, it's called sexual harassment or sexual bullying.
Causes of Sexual Harassment. In order to understand why women endure the vast majority of sexual harassment, it is important to look at some of the underlying causes of this phenomenon. Violence and Male Self-Perception.