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.
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
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.
Helpful Resources & Tips
“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