- Child Safeguarding
- Sexting, Sexual health and relationships, Consent, Peer pressure
- Guidance for swearing and sexual abuse references
Level of Complexity:
- Differentiation applies depending on the audience
- Trainer to develop the questions accordingly
- Teenage girl begins a relationship with teenage boy
- Teenage girl faces pressure from her friend to sexualize the relationship
- Teenage girl sends boyfriend some explicit images of herself
- Teenage boy re-sends the private images to his new friend in order “to fit in”
- The images are shared within the public domain and uploaded to a site
- Girl’s father reports the sharing of the private images as a crime
- Teenage girl faces humiliation from people at school and is left feeling trapped and ashamed
- Peer pressure
- Social media
- “Text Speak”/Teenage text code
- Personal health
- Age of consent
- Body image
- Legalities of sexting
- To define sexting in all its forms
- To discuss the legal implications of sexting including the pressures on time and resources faced by agencies such as the Police when dealing with these reported “crimes”
- To highlight the importance of Sexual Health and Relationships Education (including the role of social media/sexting)
- To recognise the vulnerabilities of young people
- To recognise the implications of sexting becoming normalized teenage behaviour
- To understand the consequences of implicit and explicit peer pressure on young people’s relationships
- To discuss parental responsibility and role
- To explain school responsibility and role
- What is the requirement in your area / district for sex and relationships education?
- Which professionals have a key role in supporting and educating young people?
- How can we educate young people to be peer support?
- What is the influence of social media and what can we do to counter this?
- What is the parental responsibility?
- All children service workers
- School mentors/pastoral staff
- School nurses
- Young people (appropriate age)
- Youth workers
- Elected Members
- One to one
- Group training
- Awareness event
- Clarification of legal implications – sexting. (In legal terms, the making, taking, distribution and possession of indecent Images of children is a criminal offence –however adult images are not the same in law. It is the fact that they are in law children that makes this a criminal matter. Child is anyone under 18).
For Further Support
- Local Police
- Local Safeguarding Children Board
- Health and Wellbeing Board