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What is Harassment? Define, list terms, different types and/or examples of what you believe Harassment is. Respond to Harassment Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6RDpOGqeC g&list=FLsitTJEf5Kezx3TFaOLJCPA&index=4&fea ture=plpp_video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6RDpOGqeC g&list=FLsitTJEf5Kezx3TFaOLJCPA&index=4&fea ture=plpp_video
What is Harassment? Why Do People Harass Others? Different Types of Harassment. Strategies for Students to Prevent Harassment
Harassment is any unwanted physical or verbal conduct that offends or humiliates you. Harassment can consist of a single incident or several incidents over a period of time.
Abuse of power Impaired judgment Fear of changing roles
Ignorance of or lack of sensitivity toward others. Prejudices, beliefs, or out- dated views Personality disorder or mentally ill
Cyber bullying Religious Harassment Stalking Bullying Sexual Harassment Racial Harassment Disability Harassment
Bullying -- Unwanted behavior that is meant to undermine, patronize, humiliate, intimidate or demean a person Verbal insults & name calling Playing jokes on someone Abuse of power or position that can be physical, verbal or non-verbal
What makes up a bully? Why do bully’s bully? Why don’t bystanders step in? If they don’t step in, do you believe that is a form of bullying? Why or why not?
Harassment by computer --- the use of information and communications technology (the Internet) to harass someone. Can include; False accusations Stalking or the transmission of threats. Identity theft Damage to data or equipment Gathering information for harassment purposes Offensive emails Sexual pictures or the solicitation of minors for sexual purposes
Being cruel to others by sending, posting or engaging in social aggression while using the internet or other digital or electronic technology. Types of technology ▪ Instant messages, websites, social networks, text messages, chat rooms, blogs. Examples: Offensive messages Angry fights online Stalking, threats or rumors Revealing confidential information Evaluating/rating on web pages, posting embarrassing/altered photos, sending messages under someone else’s name/account.
Know your “friends” Protect your accounts Use privacy settings Keep private information private Watch what you say, send, or post Don’t respond, block bullies, record attacks Talk to a trusted adult, service provider or school official Stand up for those being cyber bullied!
Stalking--- Unwanted contact which directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear. Examples: A constant annoyance of an individual: In person In writing Using electronic formats On the telephone. Following or spying on an individual that causes them distress May involve violence or fear of violence
Unwanted attention of a sexual nature that ridicules or is intimidating. May be physical; unwanted touching, groping, invasion of personal space, sexual assault, rape or indecent exposure. May be verbal; unwanted personal comments, belittling, suggestive, vulgar or abusive remarks. May be dirty jokes, compromising invitations, including demands for sexual favors or sexual gossip. May be sending sexually explicit emails, displaying pornographic material, or sexual graffiti. Sexual Harassment --- Unwanted sexual behavior which affects the dignity of a person. Including gender and sexual orientation harassment
QUID PRO QUO Expression or demand for sexual favors in exchange for some benefit ▪ Example: a promotion, a raise, a good grade or recommendation To avoid something negative from happening ▪ Example: termination, demotion, a failing grade in the workplace or in the classroom. Is done by someone in a position of power (the harasser) over another (the victim) HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT Severe or persistent unwanted conduct that it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment. Conduct may be physical, verbal or nonverbal. Is done by someone in a position of power (the harasser) over another (the victim)
Racial Harassment-- Unwanted behavior based on race, ethnic or national origin. Written threats, offensive graffiti, verbal threats, Abusive comments or jokes, name calling & insults based on race, ethnicity or skin color Damage to property based on race, ethnicity or skin color
Religious Harassment--- Unwanted behavior based on religious beliefs or practices. Insulting comments against an individual’s beliefs. Ridiculing items worn for religious reasons Belittling cultural customs Denying requests for holidays for religious or cultural festivals
Disability Harassment--- Unwanted behavior based on disability or impairment. Comments that are insulting, intimidating, hostile or an offensive environment for people with disabilities Inappropriate reference to disability Unwelcome discussion of the impact of disability Refusal to work with and exclusion of people with disabilities from social events or meetings
Why does harassment often go unreported? What should you do if you or someone is being harassed?
If someone harasses you, tell him or her to stop. If you are harassed, tell someone. Whether a fellow student or an adult is harassing you, the school is required by law to listen to your claim and take action. Keep a journal of your experiences with harassment. This will help you remember particular details and dates. Keep notes, e-mails, text messages and photos. Don’t be a bystander. Interrupt any harassment you observe. Get involved with student groups that works on harassment issues Help create a better school environment