What research says and doesn't say about student sex assault
April 30, 2017
The true extent of student-on-student sexual assault in elementary and secondary schools is unclear. There are no national requirements for schools to track and disclose such incidents, as there are for colleges and universities, and sexual violence in general is widely under-reported.
Even academic and government research on K-12 student sex assault has limitations. Some surveys focused on certain age groups, were limited by a school's demographics or were dependent on what students were willing to report. Others did not distinguish between incidents on and off school property, or whether...