Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations. Preview all the materials and consider the culture of your classroom and community before using this carefully scaffolded investigation in your classroom.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • The topic is treated respectfully and in a sensitive manner
  • Links to related articles are provided
  • Class members can post their thoughts on the Learning Network
Cons

  • Requires a safe classroom environment where rules and boundaries have been established for the respectful discussion of sensitive issues