Middle School
 

Bullying



Presentations regarding issues of bullying are available for middle school students. Throughout the course of this 50-60 minute presentation, students learn the definition of bullying and the various forms in which bullying is perpetrated. Students also learn the consequences bullies face when they harm others. The program concludes with a positive affirmation exercise in which all students participate to assist in demonstrating how they can use their words to positively affect one another.



Harassment



Presentations regarding issues of harassment are available for middle school students. Throughout the course of this 50-60 minute presentation, students learn that harassment is defined as ‘any mean looks, words, or actions that hurt a person’s body, feelings, or things.’ Students also learn that harassment occurs not only face-to-face but also online. Students are taught several steps to use when experiencing harassing behavior.



Sexual Harassment



Presentations regarding issues of sexual harassment are available for middle school students. Throughout the course of this 50-60 minute presentation, students learn that sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention or behavior and it can be physical or verbal in nature. Students learn the consequences they may face if they sexually harass a peer and learn how victims of sexual harassment feel. The program concludes with a discussion regarding gender stereotypes and how they play a role in sexually harassing behavior.



Dating Violence and Technology



This program is an 8th grade curriculum which was developed with funds from the Verizon Foundation. The curriculum teaches students about healthy and unhealthy relationships, while focusing on the use of technology in relationships and how various forms of technology (cell phones, social networking, etc.) are being used as further means to exert power and control and further abusive behaviors. The program concludes with a discussion regarding media literacy and the role music, movies and tv, and advertising play into our relationships and perceptions of what’s healthy and acceptable.



Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence



Presentations are available for junior and senior high classes regarding principles of healthy and unhealthy relationships and/or dating violence. During the course of this presentation, students learn the characteristics of a healthy relationship and those of an unhealthy relationship, what dating violence is, and how to get help if they or someone they know have experienced violence in a relationship.