Think Before You Hit 'Send'

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Think Before You Hit 'Send'


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This resource is a lesson plan designed to stimulate student discussion following media coverage of a high-profile case of a youth or adult posting or transmitting inappropriate information or photos via cell/text, email, or social networking that resulted in humiliation, termination of employment and/or criminal charges. The main objective is to get students thinking about personal information/photos and why some things are never appropriate to post or send.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.3) Explain laws relating to child pornography, age of consent, and sexual exploitation.

Examples: information concerning the laws prohibiting sexual abuse; the need to report sexual abuse and legal options available to victims; laws relating to sexting and child pornography

Tags: Cyberbully, Health Education, Inappropriate Pictures, Screenshots, Sexting, Social Media, Technology, Texting
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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Estimated 60-minute class time depending on class discussions. This lesson plan would be ideal for a class size of 12-32. 

The teacher will need to do some research on the latest media coverage of a high-profile case of a young people (or adults) who posted or transmitted inappropriate digital information, teachers should read up on the details of the case. Gossip Web sites such as and are a good resource. Major news outlets like also frequently pick up stories like these. 

This lesson plan requires some teacher preparation with the research of media coverage. Students need access to computers or teacher needs to have access to an interactive board to display the high-profile media coverage articles.

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Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit