The Role of Power and Consent in Sexual Harassment (Grades 6-8)

Sexual Harassment (Grades 6-8)
The Role of Power and Consent in Sexual Harassment (Grades 6-8)

Sexual harassment can involve relationships with a power imbalance, such as teacher to student or boss to employee. It can also happen when people have the same amount of power, such as student to student. All sexual harassment involves a lack of consent and can create a hostile environment. In this module, we provide examples of varying power relationships in sexual harassment situations. We also define and discuss consent, providing clarity on specific consent situations including verbal and nonverbal cues and withdrawal of consent.

Variants:
  1. Grades 6-8 - 10 minutes
    This version is designed for students in grades 6-8.
Course Authors
Catherine Mattice
Catherine Mattice is the president of Civility Partners, a consulting, training and coaching firm focused on helping organizations create more positive and respectful workplaces. She is an adjunct professor, and has authored two books, Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work and Seeking Civility: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying. Visit www.CivilityPartners.com for more information.