The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment
Parents and other adults often fret a great deal about the “hook-up culture.” But that focus ignores two far more pervasive troubles related to young people’s romantic and sexual experiences. The first is that we as a society are failing to prepare young people for perhaps the most important thing they will do in life, learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships. Second, most adults appear to be doing shockingly little to prevent or effectively address pervasive misogyny and sexual harassment among teens and young adults, problems that can infect both romantic relationships and many other areas of young people’s lives. What we found, and what our report describes, stands in stark contrast to the common story in our culture about young people’s romantic and sexual experiences.
MAKING CARING COMMON PROJECT, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Published: May 2017 (46 pages)
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