Starting the Conversation Program

Objectives

The conversation begins when students

  • Identify behaviors that constitute sexual bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
  • Distinguish between acceptable behaviors and unacceptable behaviors—ranging from sexual harassment, sexual bullying, name-calling, objectifying others, and using guilt, manipulation, pressure, or force of any kind.
  • Develop skills to discuss challenges related to relationship violence and sexual bullying.

Essential Questions

Consider the following:

  • What are sexual bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault? What makes them different from appropriate relationship behaviors?
  • To what extent are sexual bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault problems at our school?

To begin, download and print

Lesson 1: Recognizing the Issue

The video below is to be viewed and discussed during the "Explore" portion of Lesson 1.