What is sexting? What are the risks and rewards of sexting? How does pornography use influence sexting? What resources will help me sidestep requests?
Introduction to Sexting is the first of our three lessons on Sexting. It can be taught as a stand-alone lesson or before Sexting, Pornography & the Adolescent Brain and Sexting, the Law & You (specific to the laws of England and Wales, and separately one for the laws of Scotland). All lessons are available here for free. This lesson plan is suitable for 11-18 year olds.
This fully resourced lesson runs as a teacher-led class using Slides and a Teacher’s Guide. There are a number of opportunities for discussion in pairs, small groups and for feedback as a class. Pupils consider the impact of sexting including ‘slut shaming’ and comparing the risk of sexting to having consensual sex at 16. The Teacher’s Guide provides you with all the information you need to deliver the lesson and enable you to speak confidently about the subjects raised by the issue of sexting and pornography. There are links to research papers where appropriate. No pornography is shown in this diversity friendly lesson.
The Reward Foundation has worked with a range of experts including more than 20 teachers, many experienced in developing training materials for schools, lawyers, police officers, youth and community leaders, psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists and many parents. We have piloted the lessons in schools across the UK.
Resources: 18-slide PowerPoint (.pptx) and a 14-page Teacher’s Guide (.pdf). There hot links to relevant research and further resources.
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