Sexual violence and harassment on college campuses and schools are pervasive issues. According to the Office of Violence Against Women and the Bureau of Justice, one in four undergraduate women will be assaulted before graduating. The American Civil Liberties Union approximates that more than 95% of campus rapes are not reported. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s study on youth risk behavior found that approximately 10% of students in high school were sexually assaulted in 2017. While the COVID-19 global pandemic has closed most schools and moved classes online, the threat of sexual assault and harassment to students, faculty, and staff still exists and the trauma of prior assaults or harassment is still felt. In fact, some students or faculty may be at a higher risk for sexual assault if they are now living at home with an abuser. Also, there is an increased risk of sexual harassment as students and faculty are increasingly online or on social media and can face digital sexual harassment. The LiveSafe mobile app can help protect communities from sexual violence and harassment.
Use this Toolkit to build awareness around sexual assault and harassment, increase campus safety, and reduce the risk of sexual violence to students, faculty, and staff.
SAFETY TOOLS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT
|Sexual Assault Awareness Infographic provides important information regarding sexual assaults on college campuses and schools.||Email this infographic to students and faculty to build awareness of the resources available to help your community. Although students and faculty may not be on campus, the need for these resources remains.|
|How To Submit an Incident Video instructs a user on how to report an incident like sexual assault or harassment.||Share the “How To” video with students, faculty, and staff to help teach your community how to submit tips on sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other safety and security incidents.|
|Social Media Templates help reach students with targeted messaging on sexual assault prevention and awareness.||Post messages on Facebook and Twitter to share how LiveSafe can help students prevent and report sexual assault or harassment. Students may no longer be on campus but that does not mean they aren’t at risk of facing attacks or suffering from prior assaults and incidents.|
|Stand Up Against Sexual Violence and Harassment Infographic visualizes the eye-opening statistics about sexual violence and harassment in our communities.||Share the infographic on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to build awareness around these issues and resources available to help students, faculty, and staff who are victims of sexual violence and harassment.|
Protect your Community with LiveSafe
- Share information to students, faculty, and staff about how LiveSafe can be used to report incidents of sexual assault and harassment.
- Emphasize anonymity with reporting tips on sensitive issues like sexual assault. Support and resources can still be provided to individuals who report a tip anonymously.
- Include any sexual assault prevention FAQs and important contact information, i.e. Campus Security, Health Centers, Support Groups, etc. in the Resources section of LiveSafe Mobile App.
- Even if a reporter wishes to remain anonymous and not file an official report, use two-way chat to provide resources or collect additional information.