You would think that the transition between high school and college would bring more maturity and less bullying, but the behavior still exists on many university campuses, from the physical forms of hazing and pranks to the emotional power game of social cliques. The difference now is that the line between bully behavior and criminal behavior is extremely thin. Understanding the real risks of this type of behavior and how to respond is essential to navigating university life. For students that would like to see real change on their university campus, we can assist in creating an action plan that will bring an end to bullying.
Sexual harassment is a form of bullying as well. In its report, Crossing the Line, American Association of University Women reveal that from its surveys taken from students in the school year 2010-2011, 48% of students are subjected to sexual harassment at school. This is unacceptable. Thirty percent of the persons who admitted being the harasser said, “its no big deal.” It is a big deal. Invite a speaker from BARE to come to your school or school organization to educate students about sexual harassment, what it is, how to avoid it, how to protect yourself against it, and what to do if it happens to you.