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Table 1.  Percentage of public schools reporting that student sexual harassment of other students happens daily, at least once a week, at least once a month, on occasion, or never: School year 2009–10
 
Disciplinary problem Happens daily   Happens at least once a week   Happens at least once a month   Happens on occasion
  Never happens
Student sexual harassment of other students1 
0.3 ! 3.0   6.7   56.5   33.6  
!Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
1 Sexual harassment was defined for respondents as "conduct that is unwelcome, sexual in nature, and denies or limits a student's ability to participate in or benefit from a school's education program. The conduct can be carried out by school employees, other students, and non-employee third parties." Both male and female students can be victims of sexual harassment, and the harasser and the victim can be of the same sex. The conduct can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2010.


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