One survey that was conducted with psychology students reports that 10% had sexual interactions with their educators; in turn, 13% of educators reported sexual interaction with their students. Department of Education found that nearly 10 percent of U. public school students reported having been targeted with sexual attention by school employees.In a national survey conducted for the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation in 2000 found that roughly 290,000 students experienced some sort of physical sexual abuse by a public school employee between 19. Indeed, one critic has claimed that sexual harassment and abuse by teachers is 100 times more frequent than abuse by priests.Most sexually harassing behavior is student-on-student. In "The Report Card on Gender Equity", by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE), it was reported that, of students who have been sexually harassed, 90% were harassed by other students.(NCWGE, 1997) And in their 2006 report on sexual harassment in higher education, the AAUW reported that 80% of students sexually harassed were targeted by other students.
However, in some cases, bonds and relationships can form between teacher and student beyond class discussions.These hazing behaviors develop in school, continue in high school and college, eventually moving into the workplace.(Boland, 2002) In late 2006/early 2007 a study revealed that more than 20% of all boys had been harassed by a female student.Those who are unprepared to interact with those of the opposite sex, are unable to appropriately read social cues, or try to exhibit sexual interest in another while not understanding appropriate boundaries, may end up engaging in sexually harassing behavior.In their 2002 survey, the AAUW reported that, of students who had been harassed, 38% were harassed by teachers or other school employees.