APRIL QUICK 3: for teachers

Each month we will be posting 3 quick activities educators can do in their classroom’s to promote Respect and Healthy Relationships and decrease Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault.

What would you do if a student tells you or shows you a naked photo on their phone?

  1. Make sure they are safe – remind the student that you are there for them as a safe person to talk to. Remind them of the school guidance counselor and make sure that they feel they can talk to them, safety, about their feelings on this and all issue
  2. Notify administration of the issue (they may wish to involve the police depending on other instances at the school) Ask what your schools protocol is if you aren’t sure.
  3. Speak with your class about pressure to send nudes from peers. Encourage students to be proactive when they receive the photos by telling a trusted adult what happened.  Make sure they are prepared to respond to a student pressuring them. If you are not comfortable speaking with the class try to find a speaker to come and address this issue with your students. You could show your students this slideshare about the laws and consequences of sending and receiving child pornography.

Do you need a lesson plan, or activities about sexting?

Check out this lesson plan  and video by Common Sense Education

In this lesson, 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.

Focus on programs that take a proactive approach to Sexual Violence and Harassment.

FUTURES’ Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program facilitates these connections by providing high school athletic coaches with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. For more than a decade, the program has been implemented in communities across the U.S. and around the world. From Sacramento and Dallas, to India and South Africa, the program’s messages have proven universal “Coaching Boys into Men”