Sexting involves people sharing nude or explicit photos via digital technology (phones, social media, etc.) Young people often aren’t aware that sending such material of minors is not only harmful — it’s illegal.

Curricula

Grades:

9-12

“Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships: Students explore the risks and responsibilities of carrying out romantic relationships in the digital world. Students watch a video about a girl who sent a “sext” message to her boyfriend, which he shared with others. After discussing the video, students create an ending to a story about a girl who is being pressured to “sext.” They brainstorm ways to avoid sexting and to use digital technologies responsibly in romantic relationships.”

Grades:

5-12

“Everything you need for one class-period of instruction! Including adapations for differentiated instruction, extension and enrichment activities.” Two lesson plans addressing the dangers of sexting.

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Grades:

9-10

“The materials have worked well to help young people think beyond the legal consequences of sexting and spend time thinking about the emotional and social consequences.”

Videos

“GDP advises parents on how to talk to their teens about sexting and maintaining a positive digital reputation.”

A video tutorial that guides parents through each Connecting Families CASE step by step.

“Tagged encourages young people to reflect on the real life consequences caused by cyberbullying, sexting, and a negative digital reputation.”

Grades:

9-12

Lesson idea for teaching grades 9-12 about sexting and relationships.

“That's Not Team Spirit focuses on sexting and the risks of sharing sexy pics.”

Interactive Games

Grades:

5-12

Game provides opportunity to practice appropriate response to requests for nude pictures.

Student Projects

“Picture This: Drama activity about sexting. The pack comprises of a 25-minute play script and lesson plans that seek to educate and enlighten young people about the consequences of creating and sending indecent images.”

Students create call-out cards.

Educator Training

CE Credit:

YES

Tips for dealing with sexting: A one-hour online educator training covering Digital Literacy & Ethics, Inappropriate Content, Online Sexual Solicitation, Online Privacy, ConnectSafely Tips, and Cyberbullying.

CE Credit:

YES

A one-hour online educator training covering Digital Literacy & Ethics, Inappropriate Content, Online Sexual Solicitation, Online Privacy, Sexting, Cyberbullying.

Helpful Resources & Tips

“Throughout the years, we have created some easy to use resources which you may be interested to use in your classrooms.”

A printed powerpoint discussion about sexting and cyberbullying.

“What’s wrong with Sexting?”

MTV

“Sending or forwarding nude, sexually suggestive, or explicit pics on your cell or online. For some people, it's no big deal. But real problems can emerge when the parties involved are under 18, when people get pressured into sexting, and when sexts go viral.”

“A THIN LINE can be used as a talking tool to open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school. We’ve provided a few tips on how our site can help.” More Resources

Tips to prevent sexting.

Utah Law regarding distributing intimate image of a person without that person's permission.
Tips for dealing with sexting, click here