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Unsuitable Actions

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Unsuitable Actions is a documentary/drama that explores issues surrounding appropriate and inappropriate behaviour for junior high school students, with a focus on sexual harassment. In the drama, Heather becomes the target of sexual harassment initiated and continued by a boy in her computer class. The harassment escalates as other students join in. With each other's support, Heather, her friends and their principal take steps to address the situation. In a parallel conversation, students discuss sexual harassment from their diverse points of view, grappling with definitions and recounting their experiences. Unsuitable Actions helps to identify inappropriate behaviour by revealing some of the forms sexual harassment can take, and the frustration, pain and academic interference it can cause. Considering the question of accountability, and modelling several courses of action, the video provides a sense of empowerment for those attempting to create positive solutions to the problem.

1997, 26 min 30 s

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Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Education and Information
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1998, Columbus - USA

Canadian Education Association Achievement Award
Itinerant - AMTEC
June 3 to 6 1998, Edmonton - Canada

Award of Excellence
Itinerant - AMTEC
June 3 to 6 1998, Edmonton - Canada