Free resources aimed at tackling public sexual harassment in schools 

Youth-centered organisation, Our Streets Now, has announced the launch of an updated series of free resources for school staff aimed at tackling public sexual harassment (PSH).  

These resources include ready-made lesson plans that teachers can use to talk about sexual harassment in the classroom, as well as assembly packs and safeguarding training for staff.  

After working for years with schools and colleges, Our Streets Now has been dedicated to developing and delivering education strategies that challenge cultures of misogyny and harassment at an early-intervention level.  

Research shows that 66% of girls in the UK have been sexually harassed in public and 76% of pupils don’t feel comfortable talking to their teachers about sexual harassment. 

Recognising a need for action, Our Streets Now has developed these resources to bridge the gap between awareness and action within schools across the UK.  

Teachers often feel under-equipped to engage pupils of all genders or to answer difficult questions, while young people feel uncomfortable challenging harmful behaviour and ashamed when discussing their own experiences.  

As a response to this, Our Streets Now also offers a range of staff training sessions and age-appropriate workshops. Their latest offerings include newly developed sessions, tailored for students in year 9 and above, focusing on understanding and challenging cultures of PSH. 

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