Sexual harassment in Dominican schools is 14.2%
Santo Domingo.– Sexual harassment among students of Dominican public schools stood at 14.2%, according to the “Study of Prevalence, Types and Causes of Violence in Basic and Secondary Schools in the Dominican Republic,” published this week.
Although such figure is comparatively lower than the levels of bullying (33.6%) and general violence in the education system (69%), researchers believe that sexual harassment remains clinically important because its long-term psychopathological implications.
“Our country has seen an alarming increase in intimate partner violence in recent years, and we can see ramifications of this phenomenon in children under school age,” says the study by the Dominican Institute for Research and Evaluation of Educational Quality (IDEICE), which belongs to the Education Ministry.
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