Grade 8

Sexting and Relationships

What are the risks and potential consequences of sexting?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

It's natural for teens to be curious about their emerging sexuality. But most middle-schoolers aren't prepared for the risks of exploring this in the digital age. Help students think critically about self-disclosure in relationships and practice how they'd respond to a situation where sexting -- or a request for sexting -- might happen.

Students will be able to:
  • Compare the risks and benefits of self-disclosure in relationships.
  • Identify the risks and potential consequences of sexting.
  • Practice applying strategies to respond to situations where sexting could occur.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 55 mins.
Warm Up:
Self-Disclosure
20 mins.
Read:
Late-Night Texting
20 mins.
Decide:
Real-Life Responses
10 mins.
Wrap Up:
Now and Future
5 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Video: Teen Voices: Sexting, Relationships, and Risks Watch
Student Handout: Late Night Texting Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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