Class Summary - Today I want you to learn what consent sexual harassment are. Read through the class summary and watch the short video clips before completing the exit slip google form linked at the bottom of this lesson. In order for people to avoid negative outcomes (legal, emotional, mental etc) it is important that both people get consent to sexual activity no matter what that activity is. What does it mean that both participating parties have gotten 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 don’t want to do sexually. •Everyone has the right to change their mind at any time. Watch the video below about consent:
So what is sexual harassment? ➢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 .
Here are some EXAMPLES of 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 people’s gender identity or asking uninvited questions about their body parts •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 •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 Watch the video below about sexual harassment:
Objectives - Students will define consent in a sexual relationship (Standard 1 Core Concepts). Students will give examples and define sexual harassment (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will identify a trusted adult to go to when sexual harassment takes place (Standard 4 Interpersonal Communication)