Need an App for That?

These days,  young people, (and even a few of use older ones) use Apps for everything! And why is that? Apps can be kwirky, cool,  or crazy! But the reason I use them is that they are incredibly convenient. The Association of Title IX administrators (ATIXA) have developed an app that can be used as a Title IX compliance tool. I can’t say that I have personal experience with this app, (how well it works, or engages students) but given all of the extensive training requirements of Title IX compliance, I’d say, it seems this might be a great solution to a problem that is always going to a moving target. Click on the links below to get more information.


U of Nine is an app-based solution to help colleges and universities educate students and employees about sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking. A cost-effective way to offer awareness and education content for audiences that can be hard-to-reach.

U of Nine modules are quiz-based, and have been created by ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators, in collaboration with leading education quiz-based training app company, Trivie.

Experience U of Nine for yourself! Free 14-day trials available online

To learn more, click here.
To read the official press release, click here.

Consent Tea

This video, the content of which was developed by a feminist blogger who goes by the name of Rockstardinosaurpirateprincess, does an amazing job of describing the conditions under which consent to sexual activity can occur. In the video, tea is used as a metaphor for sexual activity and to that end, in the video the narrator goes through all of the various conditions that may or may not occur when one is asking another if they would like to drink tea (engage in sexual activity) and all of the various ways that the potential tea drinker (potential sexual partner) may respond.

This is an excellent resource to use in engaging students around what does or does not constitute consent. It is very short, very clear and makes it point quickly, yet emphatically. These are exactly the kinds of resources that should be used to engage students in a realistic discussion regarding consent to sexual activity.

(And remember, training sessions regarding the topic of sexual consent is now  required under Title Ix of the Education Act of 1972.)

It’s a quick, fun resource for students, as is the Rockstardinosaurpirateprincess blog, that discusses many facets of sexuality, in a way that is relevant to young people today.

Consent is Not Actually That Complicated