A group of students at Berkeley High is working to change the school's sexual harassment policy. Senior Liana Thomason founded BHS Stop Harassing after she felt an administrator, in a schoolwide assembly, blamed sexual harassment on the way girls dressed.
"That struck me and a lot of girls and boys and teachers as really backward and sexist, and we realized that was sort of a systemic flaw at Berkeley High," she says.
Thomason says the school needs a better reporting mechanism and staff needs more training on how to handle harassment.
"You have girls getting catcalled in the hallway with security guards standing right in front of them and they don't say anything," she says. "And it creates a harmful environment."
The group has raised more than $6,600 so far for an awareness campaign. They've spent $4,000 of that money to buy T-shirts and pins, which they passed out to students for free along with information about harassment and cyberbullying.