Teens and Sexual Harassment: Making a Difference
EDIS Cover Volume 2011 Number 4 planting grass image
view on EDIS



How to Cite

Fogarty, Kate. 2011. “Teens and Sexual Harassment: Making a Difference: FCS2249/FY850, Rev. 3/2011”. EDIS 2011 (4). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy850-2011.


One of the unfortunate offshoots of our culture’s obsession with sex is problems with sexual harassment. Sexual harassment harms the sexual integrity of teens in their peer relationships. This revised 7-page fact sheet describes sexual harassment at school, workplace, and online, its effect on teens, and tips for educators, volunteers, parents, and youth. Written by Kate Fogarty and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2011.

FCS2249/FY850: Teens and Sexual Harassment: Making a Difference (ufl.edu)


view on EDIS


Garbarino, J. (2005, May) Growing up in a Socially Toxic Environment. Keynote speech Children Youth and Families At-Risk Annual Conference, May 25, 2005.

Hansen, G.L., & Mallory, W.W. (2005). Eliminate sexual harassment. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Accessed on July 22, 2005 from http://www.agnr.umd.edu/nnfr/adolsex/fact/adolsex_harass.html.

Pellegrini, A.D. (2002). Bullying, victimization, and sexual harassment during the transition to middle school. Educational Psychologist, 37, 151-163. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15326985EP3703_2

Lee, V., Croninger, R., Linn, E., & Chen, X. (1996). The culture of sexual harassment in secondary schools. American Educational Research Journal, 33, 383-417. https://doi.org/10.3102/00028312033002383

Fineran, S. (2002). Adolescents at work: Gender issues and sexual harassment. Violence Against Women, 8, 953-967. https://doi.org/10.1177/107780102400447087

Petersen, J.L., & Hyde, J.S. (2009). A longitudinal investigation of peer sexual harassment victimization in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 1173-1188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.01.011

McMaster, L., Connolly, J., Pepler, D., & Craig, W. (2002). Peer to peer sexual harassment in early adolescence: A developmental perspective. Development & Psychopathology, 14, 91-105. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579402001050

Dewey, L. (2002). Girls online: Feeling out of bounds. Camping Magazine, September/October, 48-50.

Chiodo, D., Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C., Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. (2009). Impact of sexual harassment victimization by peers on subsequent adolescent victimization and adjustment: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 246-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.01.006

Fineran, S., & Gruber, J.E. (2009). Youth at work: Adolescent employment and sexual harassment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33, 550-559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2009.01.001

Arnett, J.J. (2004). Adolescence and emerging adulthood: A cultural approach. (2nd Edition) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Steinberg, L. (2002). Adolescence. (6th Edition) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Ybarra, M.L., Leaf, P., & Diener-West, M. (2004). Sex differences in youth-reported depressive symptomatology and unwanted internet sexual solicitation. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.6.1.e5

Fineran, S. & Bennett, L. (1998). Teenage peer sexual harassment: Implications for social work practice in education. Social Work, 43, 55-64. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/43.1.55

Linn, E., & Fua, R.B. (1999). The role of school mental health professionals in resolving school-related sexual harassment complaints. Social Work in Education, 21, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/21.4.263

Stein, N. (1995). Sexual harassment in school: The public performance of gendered violence. Harvard Educational Review, 65, 145-162. https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.65.2.7080h5t354300557