Grade 8

Sexting and Relationships

What are the risks and potential consequences of sexting?

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.
  • Use the Feelings & Options thinking routine to consider how to respond in situations where sexting could occur.
Key Vocabulary: red flag feeling  ·  self-disclosure  ·  sexting
red flag feeling:
when something happens on digital media that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad, or anxious
self-disclosure:
sharing private or personal thoughts and feelings with someone
sexting:
digital sharing of intimate images or video with another person
Relationships & Communication
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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