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Modalities for mitigating sexual harassment: towards sex education for effective human development

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Modalities for mitigating Sexual Harassment has been surveyed. The effect of sexual harassment on the victims has been proven negative through literature findings, with consequences like health effect including psychological effect been a drawback, acting like a barrier to the ideal development of an individual. Avoidance of pornographic materials such as movies and book has been pointed-out as one of the measures to be used in mitigating sexual harassment, as this is one of the fuelling factors leading to increasing cases of sexual harassment. Active involvement of mass media has also been pointed-out as yet another remedy for reduction of cases of sexual harassment, with the view that the media covers a large population of people including those living in the rural area where access to school and information is limited. Inclusion of Sex Education into the Nation’s curriculum has been identified as a factor to mitigate the rise in the manse of sexual harassment. Proper dressing (avoiding sensitive body parts revealing clothing) has also been pointed out as a measure to cut-down the rise in cases of sexual harassment. Self-control/alertness to identify and avoid been sexually harass as been viewed as one of the modalities to be used in the reduction of the act. Conscience building through moral teachings has also been pointed to as a factor to be employed in the mitigation of sexual harassment. Behaviour modelling/effective Guidance and Counselling is one of the factors agreed to be used in the remedy of the rise in act of sexual harassment, this has been proven effective/productive, with the respondents view on its role in conscience building, advice and giving direction to the individual concern. Proper discipline of culprit is another factor identified as a remedy to the rise in cases of sexual harassment, with participants’ views, that this will serve as a guide to prevent others from indulging in the act. Result of the finding presents a view that for sexual harassment mitigation to be effective/productive factors pin-pointed out in this study should be view and implemented in the study area and its environs.
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  • Directorate of Continuing Education, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja/ Department of Agronomy (Crop and Soil Science), Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
  • School of Education, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
  • Department of Educational Foundations, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
  • Department of Educational Foundations, Federal Capital Territory College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
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