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S EXUAL H ARASSMENT Expectations for today’s lesson: 1.) Respect each other’s ideas 2.) Do not talk out of turn 3.) You only need a pencil and your “I WILL…” pledge on your desk 4.) When you hear the bell, stop what you’re doing and look forward
O PENING A CTIVITY This is a silent activity – so no talking…starting now! If you agree – walk to the right side of the room If you disagree – walk to the left side of the classroom
W HAT D ID W E L EARN ? Almost everyone has a cell phone or access to a computer As we use technology more and more in our lives – it is our responsibility to be respectful and responsible when we communicate with others Despite this fact – most ALL of us have either been harassed or know another person who has been harassed in person, online, or over text messages.
S EXUAL H ARASSMENT Sexual Harassment Means… “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature between two or more individuals”
W HAT D OES I T L OOK L IKE ? Sexting Making Sexual Gestures Making Sexual or Dirty Jokes Making fun of another person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender Spreading sexual rumors Staring at or making comments about someone’s body parts Touching someone inappropriately
T URN AND T ALK W HAT ARE SOME OF THE EXAMPLES YOU SAW IN THE VIDEO ?
W HAT ’ S O K – AND W HAT ’ S N OT ?! Sexual Harassment Feels Bad One Sided Is Embarrassing Power Based Unwanted Angry/Sad Negative Self Esteem ILLEGAL Flirting Feels Good Reciprocal – both people want it Is a Compliment In Control Wanted Flattering Happy Positive Self Esteem LEGAL
C YBER -B ULLYING Cyber-Bullying – You Can’t Take It Back Cyber-Bullying – Broken Friendship Turn & Talk 1.) Why are these two video’s considered sexual harassment? 2.) How did the internet play a part in the harassment? 3.) Why do you think it is easier to harass someone online?
S EXUAL H ARASSMENT – H OW C AN Y OU STOP I T ? If you feel uncomfortable about something someone has said – Don’t Ignore it – IT’S NOT OKAY!! Sexual Harassment is in the Eye of The Beholder – the victim is always right Tell the harasser to STOP Tell someone else, like a friend or parent Keep a diary or log of any incidents that occur Write a complaint letter to an adult Go to a school authority – like a teacher, principal, or counselor Contact outside help – like teen line, a relative, or the police
W HAT A RE T HE C ONSEQUENCES OF H ARASSING A NOTHER S TUDENT ? Sexual Harassment is ILLEGAL and it will NOT be tolerated at Highland Middle School Call Home Detention In-House Suspension Expulsion Call the Police
R OLE P LAYS On the top corner of your Sexual Harassment Handout you will find your group number. With your group – you will have 5 minutes to decide on jobs, read your scenario, and come up with a skit to perform. JOBS: *recorder – 1 person *actors – unlimited *reader – 1 person
S KITS Expectations: 1.) Respect each other’s ideas 2.) Do not talk out of turn 3.) Pay Attention (Hint: The skits will give you answers on your homework sheet)
S KIT Q UESTIONS TO C ONSIDER 1. Is this an example of Sexual Harassment? 2. Why or Why Not? 3. Who is the Harasser? 4. Who is the Victim? 5. How can we get the harassment to STOP?
W HAT W ILL H IGHLAND S TUDENTS D O TO STOP B ULLYING & H ARASSMENT ? Homework: 1.) Complete the Sexual Harassment homework handout – due tomorrow 2.) Make sure I have collected your “I WILL…” pledge