Objectives: TSWBAT recognize the role social media plays in rape and sexual assault cases and discover how to protect themselves by analyzing current court cases through videos, worksheets and class discussion. Sexual Assault ◦ Any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the consent of the recipient Rape ◦ Forced sexual intercourse Bullying ◦ Unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance Harassment ◦ behavior intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive PA State Law http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/CrimeCod e.aspx What is Megan's Law? ◦ provides a means of protecting the public, especially our children, from victimization by sexual offenders. ◦ tracks the whereabouts of convicted sexual offenders & provides notification to the public of the presence of a sexual offender in their community. ◦ Helps to develop constructive plans, safety programs, & victimization prevention strategies to prepare for the presence of sexual offenders in their neighborhoods. ◦ "Social media, or any kind of statements made on a phone, on a computer, are fair game for law enforcement," Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said. "They're absolutely usable and we use them.“ ◦ Parks Miller sees case after case where social media has led investigators to find incriminating evidence against a defendant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyJazuNXyNE ESPN Outside the Lines On the worksheet provided: ◦ On your own complete the first two boxes ◦ After completing the first two boxes: Choose one partner (or group of 3 if necessary) Complete the 3rd and 4th boxes together ◦ Return to your seats when you have completed the worksheet and complete the last box on your own. Be prepared to possibly share you thoughts and opinions with the class after completing this worksheet. •CNN – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M6yUYoH61o How did this make you feel? What did you learn from this case? What could have prevented this? Social media – helped or harmed? What can schools do to help students prevent or deal with these situations?