High School Harassment Example

By: Yiyang

Scenario:

Alicia is a 16 year high school student, she is well known in his school for her outgoing personality and beautiful looking. She is also on school’s basketball team and volleyball team. One day after practise, as she was walking through the hallway, a muscular cleaner that the school hired walked towards her, he said:” Oh my, you are so beautiful, would like to go on a date with me?” Alicia replied: “Excuse me? Why would you say that?” The cleaner didn’t reply, he walked towards Alicia and started touching her on the shoulders. Alicia was scared and she tried to push the guy away. However the cleaner is too strong for her to handle. Luckily, Alicia was able to punch the cleaner in the stomach to get rid of him, eventually Alicia escaped safely.

What to do?

1.Clarify first: “Your action makes me uncomfortable, please stop.” If the harasser doesn’t stop, try move away from him or refuse him from reaching to you.

2.Report to a higher authority (In this case, it will be school’s office)

What is RAINN?

RAINN stands for Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

RAINN offers various types of help when an individual experiences sexual violence. It gives information of how to prevent sexual harassment, what sexual harassment looks like and how to recover from a sexual harassment.