Sexual Harassment Policies Need Reform

February 14, 2006

That's the message some parents will take away from two recent and closely connected events. It is a wrong message, based on fear mongering and bias rather than fact.

The two events: On Jan. 30, a 6-year-old Massachusetts schoolboy allegedly slipped two fingers into the back waistband of a female classmate who was in front of him in class; he said she'd poked him first. The school reported the boy to the police and the local district attorney's office for sexual harassment...