This TED lesson is intended to be used with Ashley Judd's TED Talk, How Online Abuse of Women Has Spiraled Out of Control.
This powerful TED Talk and lesson is appropriate for a high school level Sociology, Psychology, Current Events, English, or Health Course. I use it as part of a unit on Media Literacy in my Life Skills course. Due to the sensitive nature of the talk and mature language, I only use this lesson with my juniors and seniors.
Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.