Understanding consent is vital for both facility and students and is critical in reducing sexual harassment/abuse rates. It is important that all persons are educated around consent including the process, how to give/receive consent and the law in order to create an informed approach. The below resources provide information on consent that can aid in informing staff and students about consent.
Cup of Tea Video (consent). Short video explaining consent in a simple way using a cup of tea as an example. Easy to understand with clear messages, however the cup of tea analogy may not be suited for all. https://youtu.be/oQbei5JGiT8
New Zealand Police Quick Facts: Sexual Consent. Short video explaining consent clearly, including when informed consent cannot be given. https://youtu.be/mG3ExbZtNe0
Crimes Act, 1961 New Zealand Legislation. Section 128 and 128A: the law in relation to sexual violation and non-consensual sexual activity http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1961/0043/latest/DLM329057.html
Family Planning Teaching about Consent Toolkit 2015. Toolkit contains activities to enable young people to work out what they do and don’t want to participate in. This resource also aims to build assertiveness, communication and negotiation skills, very relevant for negotiating consent. http://www.familyplanning.org.nz/news/2015/new-consent-toolkit-for-teachers
Consent Matters Online training; fee-based course with 1-week free trial for an institution to help students understand sexual consent, relationships and bystander intervention on campus. https://www.epigeum.com/courses/support-wellbeing/consent-matters-second-edition/
Keene, S (2015). Risky Residences: An exploratory study of sexual violence in university halls of residence. Master’s thesis finding that sexual violence in halls had devastating personal, emotional, social and academic impacts for women, who were unlikely to disclose through formal channels, but disclosed to informal supports. http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/handle/10063/4251