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Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships (9-12)

What are the risks and responsibilities when you share online in a relationship?

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.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ... 

  • explore the role of digital technologies in romantic relationships.
  • understand risky forms of self-disclosure and their possible consequences.
  • identify strategies for avoiding sexting while enhancing positive relationships.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grades 9-10: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.7-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6


Grades 11-12: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.7-10, W.2-5, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

1a, 1b, 2a, 2d, 4a, 4b, 4d, 5a-c

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