Sexual Bullying

Schools are now required to protect kids from lewd harassment. Here's how you can help

It's not often that a Supreme Court decision prompts an after-school discussion between my fourth-grader and me. But last week the court ruled that schools are obligated to protect students from aggressive sexual harassment, and suddenly my daughter and I were talking jurisprudence. Our interest in the case of Davis v. Monroe County School Board was sparked by the story of the plaintiff, LaShonda Davis, a fifth-grader who was repeatedly groped and propositioned by a boy in her class.

My 10-year-old and I don't talk about sex. I keep thinking we're supposed to talk about it, the way families on television...

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