Authors: Kelly A. Mennemeier, B.A.., Nan D. Stein, Ed.D.
Year Published: 2011
This paper first introduces and discusses a recent policy memo from the U.S. Department of Education
that clarifies the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities
of school districts, and then outlines the differences between sexual harassment and bullying, explores
the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12
schools, and suggests helpful strategies for advocates collaborating with school personnel and students.