What is 24/7 Respect?

  • 247 Respect Logo 24/7 Respect is a program, created by the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Equity, to empower students to prevent and report bias-based and sexual misconduct, learning about their rights and responsibilities through a minimum of one class period of facilitated conversation.

    Students in grades 6 through 12 watch and discuss the film, "24/7 Respect," to better understand how to identify and report bias-based and sexual misconduct. In addition, schools are provided with optional supplementary lesson plans, enabling students to deepen their understanding of how to actively create a respectful, welcoming, and safe environment looks like for all. 

    The program is provided free of charge to any interested school or district. All participating districts will receive a step-by-step implementation guide.

    The BPS Office of Equity launched 24/7 Respect in the spring of 2019 in response to an alarming nationwide increase in students engaging in bias-based and sexual misconduct, including posting offensive racial comments online and "sexting."

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24/7 Respect (En Espanol)

The 24/7 Respect Program

  • The 24/7 Respect program provided to schools includes:

    • Access to the 24/7 Respect video in English and Spanish through a YouTube link 
      • The English video includes closed-captions in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese
    • Grade level specific lesson plans
    • English language learner support guides
    • Special Education student support guides
    • Implementation guide for school and district leaders, including detailed rollout ideas and timelines, and sample communications to families and staff                                              

    What will the BPS Office of Equity ask of school districts?

    We will ask for these two simple commitments:

    • Ensure all middle and high school students in your district watch and discuss the video for at least one class period
    • Complete an exit survey to help us continually improve the program and materials and evaluate the program's impact

    Contact the BPS Office of Equity 

    To learn more or to bring 24/7 Respect to your school district, please fill out this form. You can also contact the BPS Office of Equity directly at 617-635-9532 or bpsequity@bostonpublicschools.org.

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