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Is school a safe place away from sexual bullying?

Is school a safe place away from sexual bullying?

School should be a safe place for everyone. But for many girls across the UK this just isn’t the case. The reason? Sexual harassment and sexist bullying in schools.

Some people might be surprised to learn this issue affects so many girls’ day to day lives. Others might look back on their school days and not be surprised at all.

Girl guiding research found that more than half (59 per cent) of girls had experienced some form of sexual harassment such as sexist comments and unwanted touching while at school. Three -quarters of girls said anxiety around sexual harassment affects their life in some way, with a quarter saying it makes them less likely to speak up in class.

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