Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center

Take Action Against Sexual Harassment

ASSERT YOURSELF
Tell the harasser to stop the behavior. Tell him or her verbally or in writing what behaviors you find offensive.

CALL FOR HELP
Ask for the help of someone you trust — your friends, parents or a person in authority.
Tell them of your problem. Enlist friends as witnesses.

TAKE NOTES
Keep a detailed, written record of what was said and done to share with the person who investigates your complaint.

INFORM AUTHORITIES
Report the offensive behaviors to a teacher, counselor or principal. Give details and provide witnesses. This action may stop the behavior.

OPEN A CASE
File a complaint against the person who is harassing you.

NEVER GIVE IN
If you are not satisfied with the results of your complaint, continue to take action and get help.
Sexual Harassment is based upon the impact on the victim, NOT the intentions of the perpetrator.