This lesson and accompanying talking heads films explores the topic of healthy relationships online. Through the toolkit activities, students will define what makes a healthy relationship online and learn to spot the signs of unhealthy behaviours. They will consider what unwritten rules have become part of our relationships online and develop strategies for managing these. In addition to this there is clear signposting to advice and support on what to do if they are ever worried about behaviour/s in their own relationships or those of their friends, peers and families.
Lesson plan guidance, activities and worksheets:
Talking Heads Films:
The talking heads have been formed from opinions and information we gathered through a series of focus groups conducted across the UK with young people aged 11-16. Each talking head represents a varied viewpoint about online experiences, considering if we can trust everything we see online and how you separate the myths from the reality.
You will find an outline of how to use the talking heads along with follow on discussion questions within the lesson plan. There is guidance for using the talking heads within the 'Guidance for Educators' section of the toolkit.
Ryan - 'It's what I expect.'
Beth - 'Is this what I should do?'
Sadie - 'What's the right thing to do?'