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Sexting and Relationships (UK)

What are the risks and potential consequences of sexting?

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

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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 that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad or anxious
sharing private or personal thoughts and feelings with someone
digital sharing of nudes, intimate images or videos with another person
Relationships & Communication

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips