Lesson 1: Online Sexual Coercion and Exploitation Is A Crime

Lesson 1: Online Sexual Coercion and Exploitation Is A Crime

Please note: this lesson can be spread over two lessons as opposed to one. Alternatively, it can be used in a one hour class. 

+Core Concept
This lesson gives students an opportunity to recognise that online sexual coercion and extortion of children is a crime, to raise awareness of safe online communication and promote help-seeking and reporting.
+Note
This lesson can be used by the SPHE teacher in the classroom or by GardaĂ­ visiting junior cycle students in the SPHE class. For information on how to access this visit, contact your local Garda station or the Garda Schools Programme.
+Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes: Students will be able to understand and define online sexual coercion and extortion, and will begin to consider how they can protect themselves online and the steps that can be taken when young people are affected by this crime.
+Curriculum Links

Junior Cycle SPHE Framework: Relationships and
Sexuality Education; Personal Safety

SPHE Short Course: Strand 3: Team Up – The
Relationship Spectrum; Sexuality, Gender Identity
and Sexual Health

+Resources Needed
Resources: PowerPoint presentation with Say No! video (available at www.webwise.ie/beinctrl), worksheets 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, SEN pre teaching vocabulary list and sample post-teaching rubric, whiteboards/paper
and markers (optional).
+Embedding Digital Technologies

Schools with access to digital devices (e.g. tablets, laptops, phones) can capture student responses on relevant worksheets using a variety of web-based tools (e.g. Padlet, Mentimeter, etc). Opportunities for this are highlighted by the logo.

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