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Sexual harassment and violence in schools

Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2016

We were delighted to be working alongside Policy Hub Scotland on this event, putting together the agenda for such a crucial topic.

The Women and Equalities Committee launched the first Parliamentary inquiry into the scale and impact of Sexual harassment and violence in schools. The subsequent Committee report, published in September 2016 ‘exposed the shocking scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence that is not being tackled effectively in English schools’.

In support of the inquiry the charity, Fixers, undertook research into the topic. Their subsequent report concluded that sexualised behaviour is the new social norm in young people’s daily lives. Along with research from Girlguiding UK which reported that 75% of girls and young women said anxiety about potentially experiencing sexual harassment affects their lives in some way. The same survey found that 90% of young women aged 13-21 agree that the government should make sure all schools are addressing sexual harassment and bullying in schools. Data published last Autumn showed that 5,500 sexual offences were recorded in UK schools over a three year period – at least a fifth of which were carried out by children, so called ‘peer-on-peer’ abuse.

This event focussed on the scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools and how we, in Scotland, can address this issue and prevent it from continuing to undermine our younger generation’s sense of safety, feeling of self-confidence and perception of positive, healthy and respectful relationships.

Porn in the Mainstream

Wednesday, Nov. 16th 2016

We have just completed an event looking at the impact of the pornography industry on our children and young people alongside Policy Hub Scotland.

The event looked at understanding the easily accessible pornography material online and its effects on the sexual culture of our young people.

For further information and resources to assist with this subject area follow the link http://policyhubscotland.co.uk/pornography-in-the-mainstream-educating-and-guiding-young-people/

Teaming up with Policy Hub Scotland

Thursday, Apr. 28th 2016

Red Harbour teamed up with Policy Hub Scotland to host an event on sexting. ‘Generation Sext’ explores why the sending of images has become so prevalent amongst our children and young people. The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill attracted a lot of media attention, predominately for its focus on so called “Revenge P0rn”. Chaired by Joanna Barrett from NSPCC with some very knowledgeable speakers in their field including Elaine Chalmers, Head of Childline in Scotland; Dr Rachel Happer, Head of the National Confidential Forum to name a few. The event gave the opportunity for the delegates to learn and ask questions especially in relation to the responsibility of the teachers/educators. The feedback from the event was excellent with a lot of delegates wanting to know more and what they can and should do to if this situation was to arise in their workplace.

Continued interest in the children and young people sector

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2016

Claire has taken an active step towards taking the work of Red Harbour into the Children and young people sector. Red Harbour would welcome the opportunity to work alongside your organisation putting together agendas exploring the issues affecting this sector. Please do get in touch to discuss further.

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