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Bullying, sexual violence, and sexual harassment

  1. 1. Bullying, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Harassment<br />Mary Ryerson<br />
  2. 2. Inflicting purposeful physical or verbal pain<br />Verbal threats, menacing, harassment, intimidation<br />Commonly seen at school and online <br />Nearly half of students are bullied<br />What is Bullying?<br />Studiostoer, two young girls laughing behind another girls back, July 19, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  3. 3. People being bullied<br />Higher risk of depression and anxiety<br />More likely to skip school, drop-out<br />People who bully others<br />Higher criminal conviction rate as adults<br />Higher risk of abusing drugs, alcohol<br />Effects of Bullying<br />
  4. 4. Law requires schools to take action<br />Schools can get funds withdrawn<br />Bully may be put into counseling<br />Bully may be removed from school<br />Laws Against Bullying<br />
  5. 5. How can you help bullied victims?<br />How can you help the bully?<br />How might bullying affect you?<br />Where can you go for help?<br />Discussion Time!<br />
  6. 6. Unwanted physical contact of sexual nature<br />Commonly from someone victim knows<br />Rape or attempted rape<br />Intentional sexual touching<br />Unwanted exposure to sexual images<br />What is Sexual Violence?<br />
  7. 7. Physical, psychological, social, health consequences exist<br />Pregnancies from rape<br />Depression, anxiety, and guilt<br />Less emotional relationships<br />Start abusing drugs and alcohol<br />Effects of Sexual Violence<br />
  8. 8. Each state differs<br />Laws against all forms of violence<br />Include jail time, fines<br />Crimes against children more punishable<br />Sex Offenders List<br />Laws Against Sexual Violence<br />
  9. 9. How can you help a victim?<br />What if you witness sexual violence?<br />When should you report it?<br />Who can help you?<br />Discussion Time!<br />Juliejordanscott, End Violence, March 25, 2011 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  10. 10. Harassing person because of person sex<br />Unwelcomed sexual advances<br />Verbal/physical harassment of sexual nature<br />Offensive remarks about a persons sex<br />Ex) “Women can’t do anything right”<br />What is Sexual Harassment?<br />
  11. 11. Anxiety, frustration<br />Feelings of shame and guilt<br />Fear of absenteeism<br />Poor academic performance<br />Loss of job<br />Effects of Sexual Harassment<br />
  12. 12. Sex discrimination laws in the workplace<br />Harasser and employer can be punished<br />Illegal in schools<br />Along with school sponsored activities<br />Laws Against Sexual Harassment<br />ProgressOhio, Judge Eric Brown, February 1, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution <br />
  13. 13. Quid Pro Quo: “this for that”<br />Authority stipulates that an individual will be punished (either academically, being able to participate at work or on a sports team) if an individual does not succumb to unwelcome sexual conduct.<br />Hostile Environment: severe, persistent or persuasive unwelcomed sexual conduct<br />www.pamf.org/teen/sex/rape_assault<br />Types of Sexual Harassment<br />
  14. 14. Why is sexual harassment wrong?<br />Who can it affect?<br />Who can help?<br />Discussion Time<br />
  15. 15. NEVER a victims fault<br />Tell someone you trust<br />You don’t have to be alone<br />IMPORTANT!!!!!!!<br />
  16. 16. Everyone can make a difference<br />Sign a Pledge!<br />Register for Stand Up Bullying Day<br />www.standupday.com<br />Get involved in school programs<br />Take a Stand<br />