L1 – Teacher Guidance. The aim of this lesson is for students to consider their own and others’ personal boundaries and how to respect those. They will also be practicing giving advice to someone who may be experiencing issues related to sexual bullying.
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The aim of this lesson is for students to consider their own and others’ personal boundaries and how to respect those. They will also be practicing giving advice to someone who may be experiencing issues related to sexual bullying.
Resources needed: post-it notes of two different colours, coloured pens (optional)
Starter (10mins) – On one post-it students write the age they think they want to have children and stick it on the board. On a different coloured post-it they write the age they think is the right time to have sex. Class discussion guided by slide 5.
Part 2 (15mins) – Students mind map different reasons that people choose to have sex and then share ideas with the class. Explain that although we hear a lot in the newspapers and media about underage sex and pregnancy the majority of young people do not have sex until they are at least 16 (The second National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal2000) Read more at http://www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/teenagers-sexual-health-behaviour#awUFXCtIxZkE8jHv.99.) Explain what the term ‘abstain’ means (in slide). Students look at the statements of each of the characters in slide 6 and write down 3 reasons why they may have decided to abstain from having sex.
Part 3 (15mins) – Students divide their page into two. On one side students write down names to describe someone who will not engage in sexual activity e.g. frigid. On other side, write down names to describe someone who readily engages in activity e.g. “slut.” In a different colour, students write down how people would be feeling in each circumstance if they were called that. Discuss using the questions in slide.
Part 4 (15mins) – Show students the first 5 minutes of the clip of sexual bullying. As they are watching they make a mind map of the issues and ideas. You can show them an example of a mind map on slide 9. There are examples of some of the ideas students can use in the notes section of slide 8. Discuss the mind maps and what they think about the ideas that they have seen. Reinforce that no matter their opinion, sexual bullying does exist and is unacceptable.
Plenary (5mins) – Students imagine that one of the issues in the clip had happened/was happening to a friend of theirs. Write advice to the friend as a quote of what you would actually say.
On one post it, write the age that you think you want to have children (or the age you think people should have children if you think you don’t want any)
On a different coloured post-it, write the age that you think is the right time to have sex for the first time
For each character, write down 3 reasons why they may have decided to abstain from sex
Abstain = not do something
I’ve had sex a few times but have decided not to sleep with my current partner
I’m fine with kissing and touching but I don’t want to have full sex yet
I’ve decided not to have sex until I’m married