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This 8-session curriculum addresses cyber bullying, communication skills, peer pressure, and media literacy. This model uses trained peer leaders to teach skills to their peers using small group discussions, scenarios, and other exercises. There are additional resources to use school-wide to address policies and procedures.

Curriculums, Healthy Relationships, Media Literacy & Technology
March, 2014

In this discussion and activity guide, we examine the mainstream film "Don Jon." This popular film addresses several of the root causes of sexual violence and can be used as a fun and engaging tool when working with youth.

Included in this guide you will find:

  • Notes to facilitators
  • Summary of the film
  • Tips for framing the discussion
  • Key points to highlight
  • Discussion questions
  • Interactive activities…
Guides & Activities, Healthy Sexuality, Media Literacy & Technology
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2014

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Tweens, teens, and young adults engage in relationships — these can be simple or complex, fulfilling or frustrating, and sometimes dangerous. When working to promote healthy, positive relationships for youth we must create strategies that address physical, emotional, sexual, and digital forms of abuse.

Many preventionists are already doing great social change work in schools. We can amplify our prevention impact by…

Awareness Raising, Healthy Relationships, Healthy Sexuality, Media Literacy & Technology
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2015

Using popular movies to examine issues of violence and oppression can be a fun and fresh way to engage young people in your community.

Here are a few film discussion guides that go along with popular movies:

Media Literacy & Technology
Misogyny in Media & Culture
January, 2008

Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State

60 min. DVD

  1. Media
  2. Gender
  • Author: Keith, Thomas.
  • Publisher: Media Education Foundation, 2008.
Media Literacy & Technology, Theory & Concepts
Beyond Beats & Rhymes
Book & DVD
January, 2006

This DVD provides a riveting examination of representations of manhood in hip hop culture.


  1. Hip Hop
  2. Gender Analysis
  3. Cultural Competency
  • Author: Hurt, Byron
  • Publisher: Media Education Foundation, 2006.
Media Literacy & Technology
Book & DVD
January, 2010

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.

DVD, 45 min

  1. Prevention
  2. Media Literacy
  3. IPSV
  • Author: Kilbourne, Jean
  • Publisher: Media Education Foundation, 2010.
Anti-Oppression, Media Literacy & Technology, Theory & Concepts
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2012

There's a lot of prevention work happening all over the place. There's lots of ways to get "plugged in" to find out what is being done out there.

Google News Alerts

Google News is constantly crawling the web to index and deliver news and blog posts. You can setup custom news alerts and get things delivered right to your inbox.

I suggest a couple generic phrases like "sexual violence prevention" and "sexual assault…

Media Literacy & Technology
January, 2007

Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? SEXY INC. analyzes a worrying phenomenon: hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. In this illuminating inquiry by Quebec filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette, whose documentaries have won awards for three decades, psychologists, teachers and school nurses speak out and criticize a culture proving toxic to both girls and boys.

  1. Mass media and children
  2. Prevention
  3. Sex in mass…
Media Literacy & Technology
June, 2012

Media and technology offer essential tools to advance prevention efforts. What are best practices for their use and what are alternatives for individuals without ready access to these tools? We will explore social media like the old standbys, Facebook and Twitter, plus newer and genre-specific sites; technology from flip phones to geotrackers; media from movies to magazines. You don't have to be a techie to get the most out of today's technology — learn how to promote positive, healthy…

Media Literacy & Technology

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