Upon confiscating a phone with inappropriatesexual content, I would refer the student to the Shelby CountySchools policy part 6.10 that talks about sexual harassment and itsprohibition. Moreover, I would speak of the1972 Education Amendment’s Title IX ofthe Federal law (U.S. Department ofEducation, 2016 p.1). It prohibits any form of sexual violence orharassment by either the teachers or students. Again, it mandates theschool to develop a policy on sexual offensesand the suggested penalties. Therefore, I would tell the student thatthe federal government mandatesaction that is stipulated in the ShelbyCounty Schools policy about an offense liketheirs. Also, Education Amendmentinstructs that each school must have a coordinator of Title IX whoensures its requirements are maintained ina school. This directs me to forward thematter to the institution’s Title IX coordinator who will thenhandle it according to their directives (U.S. Department ofEducation, 2016 p.2).
The Shelby County Schools policy defines sexualharassment as sexual favor requests, sexual advances that areunwelcome, verbal or physical communication or conduct that issexual, and any other form of gender discrimination from any party,whether students, teachers or other workers around (ShelbyCounty Board of Education, 2012 p. 67).I would remind the student that theirs was unwelcome sexual content.Moreover, the policy mentions consequences amounting to terminationof the contract for employees and expulsionfor students based on how severe it is. Again, I would remind thestudent that they could be submitted toagents of law enforcement for further action (Shelby County Board ofEducation, 2012 p.68). Moreover, the Alabama Student HarassmentPrevention Act prohibits a student from harassing one another in anyform, and this includes sexual harassment(Alabama’s Student Harassment Prevention Act, 2016 p. 4).
In conclusion, the federal state, andinstitutional policies do not allow any form of harassment.In this regard, I would remind the student about Title IX federallaw, Shelby County Schools policy, andAlabama Student Harassment Prevention Actand provide the consequences they would face.
Alabama’sStudent Harassment Prevention Act,(2016). Bullyingand Harassment (pp.4-6).
Shelby County Board of Education,(2012). StudentSexual Harassment (pp.67-68). Washington DC.
U.S. Department of Education,(2016). KnowYour Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment1 and SexualViolence Where You Go to School (pp.1-2). Washington DC: Office for Civil Rights.