Introduction to Sexting
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 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 is the first of our three lessons on sexting. It can be taught as a stand-alone lesson or before Pornography & the Adolescent Brain and Sexting, the Law & You (tailored to the laws of England and Wales).
This fully resourced lesson provides 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. It complies with the latest government regulations on relationship and sex education.
The Reward Foundation has worked with a range of experts including more than 20 teachers, lawyers, several police officers and ‘campus cops’, youth and community leaders, psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists and many parents. We have piloted the lessons in schools across the UK.
Resources: Introduction to Sexting features an 18-slide PowerPoint (.pptx) and a 14-page Teacher’s Guide (.pdf). There are hot links to relevant research and further resources.