(c) "Healthy relationship" means an equal relationship free from abusive, 13
violent, and controlling behavior in which each person respects the other's right to 14
have his or her own opinions, friends, and activities, and each person can openly 15
communicate with the other person.
(d) "Inappropriate sexual behavior" means any unwanted sexual contact 17
including touching, kissing, caressing, and rubbing.
(e) "Internet abuse or cyber bullying" means abusive behavior using electronic 19
means, including cell phone texting, electronic mail, Internet Web postings, blogs, 20
or social networking sites.
(g) "Obscene material" means sexually explicit notes, graffiti, drawings, 22
photos, or any other material that is made to be or is otherwise presented in a 23
sexually explicit nature.
(h) "Physical abuse" means shaking, arm twisting, pushing, hitting, kicking, 2
slapping, choking, hair pulling, physical intimidation, or any behavior that may 3
result in injury.
(i) "Physical intimidation" means an attempt to frighten or coerce another 5
person by restraining him or her, blocking his or her movements or exits, punching 6
walls, or throwing things.
(j) "Sexual assault" means any offense specified s. 940.225, 948.02, 948.025, or 8
(k) "Sexual harassment" means any unwanted sexual attention, including 10
catcalls, verbal or written comments about a person's body or sexual conduct, sexual 11
gestures, or spreading sexual gossip or graffiti.
(L) "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sexual stalking of 13
a minor child or teenager, including acts committed by perpetrators who are 14
strangers to the victim and by perpetrators who are known by, or related by blood or 15
marriage to, the victim.
(m) "Stalking" means willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another 17
person or making a threat with the intent to place that person in fear for his or her 18
safety or the safety of his or her family.
(n) "Teen dating violence" means a pattern of behavior in which a person uses 20
abusive behavior, threats of physical abuse, or actual physical abuse, sexual abuse, 21
or emotional abuse to control his or her current or former dating partner if one or both 22
of the partners is a teenager.
(p) "Written material" means notes, graffiti, drawings, photos, obscene 24
material, or any other printed, electronic, or written expressions.
(a) A school board may provide teen dating violence prevention education 2
consisting of age-appropriate instruction as part of the health education program it 3
provides to pupils in grades 7 to 12. A school board may use school district personnel 4
or outside consultants who are trained in the appropriate courses to provide this 5
(b) A school board that elects to offer teen dating violence prevention education 7
under this section shall include instruction and materials regarding teen dating 8
violence and sexual violence that include methods for all of the following:
1. Recognizing what constitutes a healthy relationship.
2. Identifying teen dating violence, abusive behavior, physical intimidation, 11
stalking, physical abuse, inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual harassment, sexual 12
violence, sexual assault, and Internet abuse and cyber bullying.
3. Locating sources for legal, medical, mental health, and other supportive 14
services regarding teen dating violence.
(c) A school board that elects to offer teen dating violence prevention education 16
under this section shall satisfy all of the following criteria:
1. Instruction and materials shall be age appropriate.
2. All factual information presented shall be medically accurate and objective.
3. Instruction shall be made available on an equal basis to a pupil who is an 20
4. Instruction and materials shall be appropriate for use with pupils of all 22
races, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnic and cultural 23
backgrounds and with children with disabilities.
5. Instruction and materials shall be accessible to children with disabilities, 2
including the provision of a modified curriculum, materials, and instruction in 3
alternative formats, and auxiliary aids.
6. Instruction and materials shall encourage a pupil to communicate with his 5
or her parents or guardians about human sexuality, and should provide the skills to 6
initiate those discussions.
7. Instruction and materials shall teach respect for marriage and committed 8
relationships that are voluntary, healthy, and safe.
8. Instruction and materials shall teach pupils the skills to recognize and aspire 10
to healthy, respectful relationships including all of the following:
a. Communication skills that help pupils discuss and resolve conflicts within 12
intimate relationships with respect and nonviolence.
b. Critical thinking skills.
c. Skills to negotiate with an intimate partner.
d. Skills for pupils to recognize and understand their own individual 16
boundaries, and recognize and respect the boundaries of others.
9. Instruction and materials shall not teach or promote religious doctrine.
10. Instruction and materials shall not reflect or promote bias against any 19
person on the basis of any category protected under s. 118.13.
(a) At the beginning of each school term, or, for a pupil who enrolls in a school 21
after the beginning of the school term, at the time of that pupil's enrollment, each 22
school board that provides teen dating violence prevention education under this 23
section shall notify the parent or guardian of each pupil about instruction in teen 24
dating violence prevention education and research on pupil health behaviors and 25
risks planned for the coming term. The notice shall do all of the following:
1. Advise the parent or guardian that written and audiovisual educational 2
materials used in comprehensive teen dating violence prevention education are 3
available for inspection.
2. Advise the parent or guardian whether the teen dating violence prevention 5
education will be taught by school district personnel or by outside consultants. A 6
school board may provide teen dating violence prevention education, to be taught by 7
outside consultants, and may hold an assembly to deliver teen dating violence 8
prevention education by guest speakers, but if it elects to provide teen dating 9
violence prevention education in either of these manners, the notice shall include the 10
date of the instruction, the name of the organization or affiliation of each guest 11
speaker, and information stating the right of the parent or guardian to request a copy 12
of this section.
3. Include information explaining the parent's or guardian's right to request a 14
copy of this section.
4. Advise the parent or guardian that the parent or guardian may request in 16
writing that his or her child not receive teen dating violence prevention education.
(am) Upon written request to the school principal, a parent or guardian of a 18
pupil less than 18 years of age, within a reasonable period of time after the request 19
is made, may examine the teen dating violence education program instructional 20
materials at the school in which his or her child is enrolled.
(b) Anonymous, voluntary, and confidential research and evaluation tools to 22
measure pupils' health behaviors and risks, including questionnaires and surveys 23
containing age-appropriate questions about the pupil's attitudes concerning teen 24
dating violence, may be administered to any pupil in grades 7 to 12 if the parent or 25
guardian is notified in writing that this questionnaire or survey is to be administered
and the pupil's parent or guardian is given the opportunity to review the 2
questionnaire or survey and to request in writing that his or her child not participate.
(c) The use of outside consultants or guest speakers as described in par. (a) 2. 4
is within the discretion of the school board.
(d) A pupil may not attend any class in teen dating violence prevention 6
education, or participate in any activities under par. (b) if the school has received a 7
written request from the pupil's parent or guardian excusing the pupil from 8
(e) A pupil may not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other 10
sanctions if the pupil's parent or guardian declines to permit the pupil to receive teen 11
dating violence prevention education or to participate in any activities under par. (b).
(f) During the administration of teen dating violence prevention education or 13
a survey on pupil health behaviors and risks described in par. (b), an alternative 14
educational activity shall be made available to pupils whose parents or guardians 15
have requested that they not receive the instruction or participate in the 16
questionnaire or survey.
(a) The department shall incorporate teen dating violence and sexual 18
violence curriculum into its model health curriculum.
(b) The department shall consult with the department of health services, the 20
attorney general, and domestic violence and sexual assault prevention advocates for 21
advice on the development of grade-level concepts and content guidelines to be 22
incorporated into the health education program currently taught at secondary 23
schools to pupils in grades 7 to 12. Materials produced under this paragraph shall 24
focus on educating pupils regarding teen dating violence, sexual violence, and 25
(c) Teen dating violence and sexual violence education materials and 2
instruction shall include all of the following:
1. Definitions of teen dating violence and sexual violence.
2. Skills for recognizing teen dating violence warning signs.
3. Characteristics of healthy relationships.
4. Relevant information about legal, medical, and mental health services.