‘Sexualised behaviour is the new social norm in young people’s daily lives’
Right up my street is a new project from Tough Cookies that talks honestly and openly about, raises awareness of and empowers young people to stand up to sexual harassment.
Both young women and young men are invited to take part in the relationship and sex education workshop that supports young peoples understanding and aims to teach what constitutes sexual harassment.
Why it’s not just for girls: Although research states sexual harassment is experienced primarily by young women. International evidence shows that involving young men is a major key to challenging and ending all forms of violence against women and girls.
Young men can have an important role in generating change. Involving young men in these workshops and discussions can help change attitudes, develop knowledge and increase awareness of the impact of harassment.
66% of young women have experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment in a public place.
To help them stay safe, many young women take steps to avoid being targeted, from not going out at night to taking longer routes to avoid dangerous locations.
Street harassment is a form of harassment, primarily sexual harassment that consists of unwanted comments, gestures, honking, wolf-whistlings, catcalling, exposure, following, persistent sexual advances, and touching by strangers in public areas such as streets, shopping centres, and on public transport.
Sexual harassment can happen in relationships too and online.
Online sexual harassment is defined by Childnet as unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform. It includes a wide range of behaviours that use technology to share digital content such as images, videos, posts, messages, pages etc. on a variety of different platforms (private or public).
- Street harassment; is a problem facing many young people (particularly young women) 34% of young people said they did not feel safe walking to and from school.
- 18% of young people report they have been sexually harassed once or more than once.
- Many young people have misunderstandings about consent, sexting laws and victim-blaming.
- Almost 100 cases of upskirting reported to the police.
Our workshops for secondary education are developed to meet the themed learning objectives identified in the DfE statutory guidance for relationships, sex and health education.
Prices start from £225.
If you would like to find out more about our sex, relationships and health education programmes for schools please contact Tough Cookies Education via email or call 07824 885 837 to discuss.