Parents’ Attitudes About Safe Schools Policies and Practices: Repositioning Parents as Youth Allies Through a Rights-Based Framework

@article{Tasker2014ParentsAA,
  title={Parents’ Attitudes About Safe Schools Policies and Practices: Repositioning Parents as Youth Allies Through a Rights-Based Framework},
  author={Timothy Bruce Tasker and Christina Renee Peter and Stacey S. Horn},
  journal={Sexuality Research and Social Policy},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={299-309}
}
The vast majority of young people experience gender or sexuality-based harassment in schools. Effective strategies exist for addressing this problem; however, little is known about parents’ attitudes toward such safe schools policies and practices. In light of recent legislation and case law that reify parental rights over children’s lives, parents’ attitudes toward these issues represent an important focus for research and intervention. In the current study, 301 Illinois parents completed an… CONTINUE READING