In , mandatory school uniforms were implemented for the districts elementary and middle schools as a strategy to address the students' behaviour issues. In response, Mary and John Frudden, parents of a student sued the school district on the basis of it violating the 1st Amendment. One of the main controversies can lie within Dress Code Policies vs. These experiences teach girls that being harassed by men is just a part of growing up. Kathleen Wade conducted an experiment to see if bullying and gang presence was higher in uniform or non-uniform schools. In the United States, the implementation of school uniforms began following ten years of research indicating the effectiveness of private schools. Children as young as 8 years old report being victims of, or witnesses to, harassment. Dress code blues: An exploration of urban students' reactions to a public High School uniform policy.