Be the One Ohio aims to prevent sexual violence in middle schools and high schools. Knowing action steps in each of the four risk categories will help parents, teachers and other adult allies prevent sexual violence in schools.
- Train school personnel to identify sexual harassment, understand title IX requirements and implement sexual harassment policies more equitably across programs.
- Talk with teens and pre-teens about healthy relationships. Help kids understand sexual harassment and sexual assault so they can identify, avoid and safely intervene when needed.
- Healthcare practitioners can engage patients to promote healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.
- Physicians, childcare professionals, teachers and other adult allies can ask professionals about behaviors that increase safety.
- Parents must learn how their behaviors influence their kids. Modeling healthy behavior will increase the chances that kids will desire healthy relationships.
- Attend bystander training that gives young people tools to change the climate of their social circles by rejecting or intervening when they hear or witness violence, sexism, gender stereotypes and bullying.
- Involve men and boys in sexual violence prevention and talk with them about how to identify and safely intervene when they witness violent behavior.
- Human service professionals can be trained to advise children, adolescents, and parents about the illness and injuries associated with unsafe behaviors.
- Librarians should look to acquire books that focus on healthy and equitable relationships and healthy sexuality.
- Urging law-makers to increase funding for prevention activities in schools
- Participate in social media and social norms campaigns designed to promote prevention.
- Be vocal about prevention and be the one to act to prevent sexual violence.