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Lockers is a new information and education resource. It assists schools in coping with and preventing the sharing of explicit self-generated images of minors. Intended for use with Junior Cycle SPHE classes, Lockers is supported by a newly developed animation and six lesson plans. Also included in Lockers is an information section for school leaders. This 25-page section informs principals on the context for sexting among young people, the laws that can come into effect when underage sexting occurs and the implications for school policy.
Lesson 1 – The law on sharing intimate content
Being able to recognise that sharing intimate content is illegal for minors and the harm that sharing someone else’s intimate content, without their permission, can cause, will encourage students to act responsibly when they encounter intimate content online or when considering sending a sext.
Lesson 2 – When online sharing goes wrong
This lesson gives students an opportunity to explore the emotions involved in incidents of non-consensual sharing of intimate content and to develop strategies for coping effectively and compassionately.
Lesson 3 – Victim blaming
This lesson gives students an opportunity to explore the issue of victim blaming, which can often arise when incidents of non-consensual sharing have occurred.
Lesson 4 – Peer pressure and non-consensual sharing
This lesson gives students an opportunity to analyse the influence of peers in incidents of non-consensual sharing.
Lesson 5 – The influence of media and gender stereotypes
This lesson gives students an opportunity to analyse the influences of media, peer pressure and stereotypes and to develop strategies for promoting a culture of greater respect in online communications.
Lesson 6 – Getting help
Exploring the persistent nature of digital content will help students to become more responsible in their sexting and photo sharing practices.