Lesson 11: Safe Relationships and Preventing Sexual Harassment

Lesson 11: Safe Relationships and Preventing Sexual Harassment

Lesson 11: Safe Relationships and Preventing Sexual Harassment What is Consent? Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in any sexual activity, even hugging. Consent is about communication and is important in establishing boundaries. Consent means that someone is EXPLICITLY agreeing to a physical activity. Everyone has the right to decide what they do or dont want to do sexually. Everyone has the right to change their mind at any time. Watch Consent Video What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual Harassment is: Any unwanted, sexual

behavior. Sexual Harassment means to tease, bother, or annoy someone. The most important thing to remember is that sexual harassment is any behavior that is unwanted AND sexual. The unwanted sexual behavior can be verbal, written or physical. The key word in this definition is unwanted . Examples of Verbal Sexual Harassment Comments about private parts of the body Sexual rumors who likes who;

who has a boyfriend/girlfriend Sexual requests telling someone you like them repeatedly, asking someone for a hug after they said no, asking/telling someone what you would like to do with them sexually. Making fun of peoples gender identity or asking uninvited questions about their body parts What are other examples? Turn and talk to a nearby classmate about this or anything youve learned today so far about consent and harassment. Examples of Written Sexual Harassment

Sexual notes Sexual emails, IMs, chat, text messages, etc. Obsessive love letters Sexual graffiti writing sexual things on bathroom walls, desk, lockers, textbooks, bus, etc. Sexual drawings What are other examples? Examples of Physical Sexual Harassment Touching/grabbing private parts of the body Rubbing/grinding against someone

Cornering someone Pulling clothes up, down or off Unwanted hugs/kisses Sexual gestures any sexual motion made with the hands, mouth, tongue, body Sexual staring/leering at private parts of the body What are other examples? Flirting or Sexual Harassment? Flirting Is WANTED. Feels good; confident feeling. Is complimentary. Is mutual or shared. Is non-threatening.

Builds the esteem of both people. Feels equal to both people Sexual Harassment Is UNWANTED. Feels bad; embarrassing. Is one-sided. Is threatening. Builds the ego of the giver while tearing down the esteem of the receiver

Give one person power over another Is demanding and insulting Is it Flirting or Sexual Harassment? Scenario & Discussion Questions Worksheet Where Do You Draw The Line? Worksheet How do we talk about boundaries? Worksheet Who Can be Sexually Harassed? Who Can Harass? Can boys sexually harass girls? YES! Can girls sexually harass boys?

YES! Can girls sexually harass other girls? YES! Can boys sexually harass other boys? YES! Can adults sexually harass young people? YES! Anyone can be sexually harassed and anyone can potentially sexually harass someone else. Turn and talk to a nearby classmate about your thoughts on this. Steps to Stop Sexual Harassment

1. Tell the person to STOP. I want you to stop________ It makes me feel_________ 2. Tell an adult at school. Teacher: _______________ Principal: _______________ Social Worker:___________ Counselor: _____________ Student worksheet Link 3. Tell an adult at home. An adult at your house:_________________ An adult outside your house: _________________ 4. Document/write down the behavior.

Who?__________________ Where? ________________ What? _________________ When? _________________ Witnesses? ______________ Sexual Harassment Quiz Which of the following is an example of sexual harassment? A. A student keeps writing notes about another student during class. B. A student threatening another in class. C. A student asks another student on a date and he/she says NO. D. A student spreads a rumor about another student kissing 4 people at a party. Sexual Harassment only involves sexual touching? True ___ or False ___ Sexual Harassment Quiz

Sexual Harassment is any behavior that is: A. Fun and flirty. B. Sexual and wanted. C. Unwanted and sexual. D. Verbally abusive. Boys cant be sexually harassed by other boys in school. True ___ or False ___ Sexual Harassment Quiz Sexual Harassment is any unwanted sexual: A. Physical behavior. B. Verbal behavior. C. Written behavior. D. All of the above. Which of the following is a step to reporting sexual harassment? E. Tell an adult at home. C. Tell an adult at school.

F. D. All of the above Write down what happened. Sexual Abuse What is sexual abuse? Any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexual they dont want to do. Abuse is not always violent. Abuse does not always involve touch. NON-TOUCH TOUCH

EXAMPLES INCLUDE: EXAMPLES INCLUDE: Comments about private parts of Touching grabbing private parts the body of the body Sexual rumors Rubbing/grinding against Sexual requests, name calling, someone Cornering or comments Obscene phone calls, texts or Pulling clothes up, down, or off Unwanted hugs/kisses emails, IMs, social media Sexual gestures posting, etc. Sexual notes or drawings

Rape or sexual assault Sexual jokes Child sexual abuse Exposing private parts of the body Exposure to pornography Making a Safety Plan for Sexual Abuse 1. If it feels safe tell the person to STOP. If you do not feel safe to do this, make an excuse to leave the situation. 2. Go to a safe place Think about safe places for you.

School Office 3.Tell a person or adult you trust. If they do not believe you, tell another person. Teacher: _______________ Principal: ______________ Social Worker:__________ Counselor: _____________ Relative:_______________

A friends house Police station Friend: ________________ Other? 4. Call 911 or California Youth Crisis line: 1-800-843-5200

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