Digital Rights & Responsibilities (Secondary): the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioral expectations that come with them


Part I – Introduction

One in five teens have electronically sent or posted online nude or partially nude photos of themselves. This is known as "sexting". Teens struggle about privacy issues and what is appropriate to share with others. Many do not think of the consequences of posting digital information that cannot be retrieved.

Learn what sexting is, how to prevent it, consequences of sexting, and how to respond to sexting messages from others.

Part II – Class/Advisory Activities

•  Videos



KSAT 12 News – Students involved in sexting scandel
'Sexting' bullying cited in teen's suicide - Teen sucide due to Sexting (7:25)

•  Discussion Questions



  1. How can sexting come back to haunt the person who sent a sexting message?
  2. Is sexting private or public? Explain.
  3. How can you help prevent sexting?

•  Activities



Break into groups and role play a sexting incident. This could be acted out in class or for a public service announcement to be broadcast on the school's closed circuit system.

Part III – Reflection

•  Writing Prompt(s)  

Besides the person who shares his / her picture through sexting, who else could be affected?

•  Journal Writing


How will you help prevent sexting for youself and your friends?

Part IV – Extension Activities

•  Class/Advisory – School Activities



Create posters that make students think about the consequences of sexting.

•  Home Interaction Links



Share the stories / links with your parents, brothers and sisters at home.

Part V – Resources

Sexting Survey

Guarding Kids Blogspot

Connect Safely

Sexting Article
From the Washington Post

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