This program encourages viewers to reflect on the cultural messages that have shaped their own attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about sexual harassment. Viewers learn that harassment is a symptom of someone misusing power and that harassment can take different forms, including touching and groping, name calling and rumors, and harassment on social media. Viewers hear first-hand accounts from victims of harassment and from people who are trying to change the culture that encourages harassment. It arms young viewers with the knowledge and skills they need to engage in healthy relationships.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
DVD contains Spanish subtitles.
Straight Talk about Sexual Harassment
(2019) 17 min. DVD: $149.95 (study guide included). Human Relations Media. PPR. Closed Captioned, ISBN: 978-1-62706-114-8.
This well-produced program on the perennially timely topic of sexual harassment states that nearly 50 percent of middle and high school students and 60 percent of college students have experienced some form of harassment. The video identifies different types of harassment, discusses long term effects, and offers suggestions on handling and reporting incidents. Important issues raised along the way include the fact that sexual harassment involves abuse of power, everyone has a right to feel safe and protected and cultural messages do shape attitudes and beliefs. The executive director of a national organization devoted to sexual education clearly explains various facets of unwelcome behaviors, while teens talk about personal harassment incidents, and an adult who experienced verbal and physical abuse in his teen years because he was perceived as homosexual recounts his experiences. Digital bullying and federal laws protecting victims in school and the workplace are also covered, and viewers are encouraged to report misbehaviors to appropriate adults. Combining helpful commentary with short dramatizations, this solid classroom-discussion starter is recommended. Aud: J.H.P (S. Beauregard) Video Librarian