Movement Raising Awareness of Sexual Assault and Harassment
To raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment, a new organization called Stop Sexual Assault in Schools has launched #MeTooK12. The goal is to bring attention to the problem in the school environment in the same way the “Me Too” movement has exposed sexual misconduct in the professional and political realms. Young women now use the #MeTooK12 hashtag to tell stories about sexual misconduct and describe school environments that marginalize women. Stop Sexual Assault in Schools also offers resources on its website to help schools combat the problem, particularly when it comes to hiring a Title IX coordinator to investigate reports of gender discrimination.
Now in its fourth decade, WGBH Boston’s NOVAtelevision series remains committed to in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form miniseries—from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. In addition to the weekly television broadcasts, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms.
Travelling Tales is an online program in which students from schools all over the world collaborate to create stories. Students are sorted by age and assigned an issue on topics that vary—from environmental to social issues.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015, this free program has connected tens of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in more than 40 countries.