Introduction to Sexting, American Edition
What is sexting? What are the risks and rewards of sexting? How does pornography use influence sexting? What app will help me deflect requests?
Introduction to Sexting, American Edition is the first of our two lessons on Sexting. It is suitable for ages 11-18 years. It covers: What is sexting? What are the risks and rewards of sexting? How does pornography use influence sexting? What resources will help me sidestep requests? It can be taught as a stand-alone lesson or before Sexting, Pornography & the Adolescent Brain. No pornography is shown.
This fully resourced lesson, Introduction to Sexting, American edition, 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. The Teacher’s Guide provides you with all the information you need to deliver this lesson. It will enable you to speak confidently about the subjects raised by the issue of sexting and pornography. For more advanced students there are links to research papers where appropriate.
The Reward Foundation has worked with a range of experts including more than 20 teachers, lawyers, police officers, youth leaders, psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists and many parents. We have piloted the lessons in over a dozen schools across the UK.
Resources: Introduction to Sexting, American Edition features an 18-slide PowerPoint (.pptx) and a 14-page Teacher’s Guide (.pdf). There are hot links to relevant research and further resources.