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Sexual harrassment must not be treated as "banter".

Sexual harrassment must not be treated as "banter".

Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as "banter", new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed.

"Sexting" explicit images and videos of under-18s is illegal, it says, and girls are the most likely victims.

Schools still have a duty to act if incidents outside school are reported.

The Women and Equalities Committee described the issuing of the guidance as a "belated, but critical, step in the right direction".

It adds that more still needs to be done to make sure girls - who are the most likely victims of sexual violence in schools according to the guidance - are "safe and equal" at school.

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