Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Sexting Lesson plan

I am putting together a lesson plan all about sexting and more generally sex and technology. This is the rough plan I have got so far. I would love hear what you all think about it.

AIMS

young people will understand the possible emotional consequences of online sexual activities
young people will understand how to protect their reputation online
young people will understand the law regarding sexting

Blue String Game
to show how quickly information can be spread around.

Emotional intimacy of showing your body via pictures or webcams.
some kind of activity to show that the online world can be as emotionally impacting as the real world

How do you view the internet
is it a bridge between people
a bullet proof window
a gapping chasm
a long tunnel

Get 4 student volunteers divide into pairs
Sit facing each other, say one pair represnts real life one online life. say that the online group has to pretend they are divided by bullet proof glass
(2 dead laptops screen cut out)
give them some tasks to try and do

Wave at each other
Shake hands
Say hello
Share pictures (copy it)
Swap a chocolate bar
Try and make the other person smile
Call the other person "a silly mushroom"
Ask the other person to put their hands on their head.

then ask
Could you threaten the other person?
Could you punch the other person?
Could you say you fancied the other person?
Could you kiss the other person?
Can you comfort someone who is upset?
Can you let your family (living in Australia) know you miss them?
Can you show your partner your bedroom late at night?
Can you get your partner sexually excited?

Self respect (if you love you would)

Why would someone ask for a dirty picture?
- to laugh at you and bully
- to black mail you
- to show off to their friends
- they think it would be cool
- as a joke
- to get off (masterbate) over it (just like porn)
- because they miss your body