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These videos address dating or domestic violence prevention, gender and media, LGBTQ issues and digital/online abuse.

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Primary prevention: stopping violence before it starts - examining healthy relationships and gender stereotypes with

Secondary prevention: addressing dating violence as it happens - examining bystander behavior and how to get help.

Dating Violence/Relationships

1 is 2 Many

Target Audience: General Public
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden join with Eli Manning, Jeremy Lin, Jimmy Rollins, Eva Longoria, David Beckham, Joe Torre and Andy Katz in this June 2012 PSA to raise awareness about dating violence. Despite the real progress made in reducing violence against women, young women continue to face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. This campaign focuses on reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. View PSA

The Dating Bill of Rights

Target Audience: High School, Early College
Dating is an important part of becoming an adult. But it can also be confusing and frightening. This Emmy Award-winning program looks at common myths, such as "no" really means, "yes." Abuse and respect, sexual stereotypes, how to break up, and preventing violence are all discussed, along with what love is … and is not. Purchase info

Relationships That Hurt

Target Audience: 6th Grade +
This program explores how abusers use violence and separate their partners from friends and family in order to gain complete control. Real teens talk about what they think abuse is and why they may be at risk for abuse in romantic relationships. Experts explain how teens often don't tell anyone if they are victims of abuse because they are ashamed, or they don't want their parents stepping in to tell them what to do. Teens are told how to get help for themselves, and how to help a friend who is being abused. While girls are by far the most often abused, the fact that boys also can be victims of dating abuse is discussed. Purchase info

Digital & Online Abuse

A Thin Line

Target Audience: Parents and other influential adults
Shows, contests and online tools are aimed at halting the spread of sexting and cyberbullying. A Thin Line can be used as a talking tool to open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school. Offers access to additional resources and curricula that can be paired with the videos and PSAs (in the Start A Conversation section). Website for teens Resources for grownups

That’s Not Cool Education Campaign – Futures Without Violence

Target Audience: Teens/Tweens
This campaign uses examples of pressure and control that occur online and via cell phone. It then encourages young people to draw their own lines about what’s okay, or not okay, in relationships. View website

Domestic Violence

Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America

Target Audience: Allied Professionals, Advocates, Law Enforcement, General Public
These domestic violence videos cover a broad range of topics, touching on most of the important aspects of domestic abuse. Most interviews run about five minutes. The transcripts are also available either as a web page or PDF document. Scores of people whose lives have been touched by domestic abuse were interviewed. While most of the story takes place in Minnesota, filming also occurred in New York and Baltimore. Those interviewed included survivors and batterers, cops and prosecutors, doctors and nurses, advocates and early leaders of the battered women’s movement. Browse/view

Gender & Media

Game Over: Gender, Race and Violence in Video Games

Target Audience: High School, College
This educational documentary addresses the fastest growing segment of the media. Viewers look at video games while discussing questions about gender, race and violence. ?It offers conversations about the difficult topic of video game violence, and is set up to encourage high school and college students to think seriously about the video games they play. Purchase info

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

Target Audience: 9th Grade +
This film provides a look at manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt uses the documentary to evaluate alarming trends in the world of rap music. He honors hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for encouraging destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. Mr. Hurt is a former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator. View

Killing Us Softly 3

Target Audience: 9th Grade +
Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking study of advertising's images of women in this most recent update of her Killing Us Softly series. She picks apart a number of print and television advertisements to show a pattern of negative gender stereotypes. Viewers are challenged to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence. Purchase info

Media Education Foundation

Target Audience: Varies
This exciting new media literacy tool, uses videos about racially diverse issues and examples. Students (both males and females) are led to evaluate for themselves how they participate in maintaining cultural expectations that can lead to violence. Browse

Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol

Target Audience: 9th Grade +
This film shows that current culture highly encourages extreme drinking and high-risk behaviors. Jackson Katz and Jean Kilbourne show how drinking alcohol affects the lives of real young men and women. They show the power and influence that media images have in shaping gender identity, which is linked to the use of alcohol. Purchase info

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Target Audience: 9th Grade +
Jackson Katz argues that male violence needs to be understood and addressed as part of a larger cultural context about what it means to be a man. Whether he's looking at bullying and school shootings or gay bashing, sexual assault, and violence against women, Katz makes a powerful case that male violence, misogyny, and homophobia are linked to how we define manhood. Purchase or streaming info

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)

It Takes a Team: Making Sports Safe for LGBT Athletes and Coaches

Target Audience: Teens, Early College, Coaches and other professionals in a school setting
This educational "kit" includes a 15-minute video, a discussion and resource guide, an informational poster, and colorful "Safe Space" stickers. It can help coaches/teachers, parents, and school administrators educate students and athletes about the harmful effects of homophobia. It asks the question, "How can we make sure that people in athletics are valuated, not based on their sexual orientation or gender expression, but on their individual character and accomplishments?" The DVD includes the video and digital versions of the educational materials for easy printing. Purchase info Can be used with Coaching Boys Into Men curricula

Ugly Ducklings - Hardy Girls, Healthy Women (HGHW)

Target Audience: Young women, Teachers, Counselors, Parents or other adult influencers, General Public
This multi-media resource is designed to educate and inspire people to take action against the bullying of LGBTQ youth. The documentary film highlights homophobia, bullying and harassment. It weaves together scenes from a play along with interviews with female actors, parents and local experts on gender issues. The play also focuses on issues that lead some to suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Purchase info
Can be used with these curricula: HGHW From Adversaries to Allies and On Becoming a Muse

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