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Hi, my name is Mr. Gee and I am you're PHSE teacher for today's lesson.

In today's lesson, we are going to build upon what we learned in the previous lesson on indecent image sharing by looking at different issues and scenarios in relation to the topic of indecent image sharing.

If this is a sensitive topic to you, please ensure you have a responsible adult nearby.

All you're going to need in today's lesson is a piece of paper, your exercise book and a pen.

Let's move on to the next part.

In today's lesson, I'd like you to begin with the intro quick, which will recap on previous learning and ask questions in relation to today's lesson.

We will then recap on the previous lesson, looking at the law in relation to the taking of images in general.

We will then look at the benefits of taking and creating images because we quite often focus on the negatives but we will need to obviously look at why people would take images.

We will also look at the dangers of sharing and storing images.

Obviously, people would share images with other people.

We need to look at how you can protect yourself and others.

We'll look at the rights and wrongs of requesting images.

So if you are asking people for images, how does that make them feel? And to finish the lesson, we will complete an exit quiz.

So let's get started.

So if we go through some of the keywords that we're going to focus on in today's lesson.

So we looked at this word a lot in the first lesson.

Sexting is where people share a sexual message or a naked picture.

As we discussed in the last lesson, this can be videos too.

Coercion is persuading someone to do something through force.

This can be through things such as blackmail.

And encryption.

This is something you need to learn about where it is a way of coding messages to make them harder to access.

So obviously, if you are sending messages round to people, you don't want them getting in to the wrong hands and people being able to see them and access them easily.

So the law.

Taking and creating images.

As it says there, it is not illegal to take photographs or video footage in public places unless it is for criminal or terrorist purposes.

The taking of photographs of an individual without their consent is a civil matter.

If you don't know what a civil matter is, a civil matter means it isn't within the law but it is something that needs to be settled between individuals or groups.

Taking a photo of a person where they can expect privacy, such as somewhere like their home or their garden is likely to be a breach of the law in terms of privacy.

If you were, let's say going to a rock concert, a pop concert or a football match, and you took a photo, I think it's safe to say that people would expect them to be in the image, even if the image isn't directly of them.

So that's where there's a crossover.

And that's where it becomes a civil matter.

Someone could ask you not to take a photograph of themselves and you should really respect that but obviously, if you are taking a picture of let's say a football stadium and they're in the background, I think it's fair to say that there needs to be some sort of leeway on that.

The other issue to consider is what you plan to do with the photograph afterwards.

You could leave yourself open to civil court proceedings if you are going to sell the image to make money or you are going to do something which could cause that person harm.

Okay, there is obviously an issue there.

So that's where you need to be careful.

What I want you to do now is to think about the benefits of taking pictures.

Why do we take pictures? So this is a good time to pause the video after you have thought about the different benefits and giving examples.

So we focus on the negatives a lot.

I want you to pause the video and think why do we take pictures and give an example.

Just pause the video for a few seconds now.


So I've written down below some of the benefits that you can have of taking pictures.

So I like to show off achievements.

So for example, if I've done a long run, I may take a picture of myself on that run or if I've completed a marathon, I may take a picture of myself completing that marathon.

If you've completed an exam, you may wish to take a picture of your certificate and send it to people.

There's nothing wrong with that.

To show off memories.

At the moment, within the COVID-19 times, people look back a lot because they think of good times.

So we look back at holidays and we look at days out with friends.

We want to look back at the good memories.

And as it says there, proving you've done something.

So sometimes people will say they've met someone.

Celebrities quite often will allow selfies these days.

So you might meet a celebrity, you might take a selfie and then that obviously proves that you've met them.

So there's some benefits of taking pictures.

You may have got some other ones.

So what are the dangers of sharing images? I want you to stop the video at this point and make a note of the dangers of sharing images.

We'll come back in a few minutes.

So what are the dangers of image sharing? Hopefully you've made some notes.

These were the things that I thought about.

You need to think about the following, where that images could end up.

So with the days of social media now and the internet being prominent, that could end up in many, many different places if it gets into the wrong hands.

So you need to think about the content that you're sending to people.

And that leads on to point two.

If it gets into the wrong hands, it could cause a lot of issues.

And moving on, number three, this could have a huge impact on you in terms of your future, in terms of your self-esteem, in terms of how you feel that people look at you.

So it's really, really important that you make sure that any images that you share are being shared sensibly.

And these images don't have to be just of yourself.

They could be of other people.

How could it impact other people? And number four, how may it impact on your relationship with other people? This could obviously have a huge impact on yourself and how you're viewed with your peers and other people around schools, colleges, wherever it may be.

So you just really need to be responsible.

So what we're going to do now, we're going to have a little look at a scenario.

So here I've got someone called Zoya.

She's quite outgoing.

She's easily led by peers.

She's recently fallen out with friends.

Zoya has been messaging a boy for the last week.

The boy has asked Zoya to send him a photo of herself.

So this is a good point to pause in a second.

What advice would you give to Zoya and list the reasons why? We will feedback on this in a few minutes' time.

Please pause the video at this point.

So I hope you've made some notes there.

The key advice would be don't send an image and the reason would be the boy has only been known for a week.

He could be anybody.

If Zoya's just fallen out with people, that could be an issue.

It could be someone pretending to be a boy.

Don't give away too many personal details and again, who knows who this boy is? It could be anybody.

They could be after her personal details.

And only meet up with a friend.

Only meet meet up if with a friend, obviously to have some protection and with a patent's and carer's permission.

It's better to be safe.

Should you request images from other people? I'm going to give you a minute or two just to think about this.

This is another good time to pause the video.

Should you request images from other people? Don't just think about how this could impact you.

Think about other people as well.

Okay, have a minute or.

So should you request images from other people? Think about the following.

As I mentioned before, how will it make that person feel? Will they feel pressurised? What reservations may that person have? Have they been hurt before in this area? And you've got to think about how it may impact your relationship with that person because obviously, if they feel that you are not intimidating them but you are asking them something that they don't feel comfortable with, they may not trust you again.

So it's really, really important that you really, really think about it before you ask people for images.

So to recap, we looked at this in lesson one.

Sexting is when people share a sexual message, a naked, a video, a text message with another person.

Some people call them nudes or nude images.

Children and young people may consent to sending nude images of themselves, okay? They can also be forced or coerced into sharing images by their peers and adults online.

This is illegal.

Okay? This is illegal.

So if you have sexual content or naked content on your phone or anywhere, it is illegal.

We covered this in lesson one.

Okay? If a child or young person originally shares the image consensually, they have no control how other people may use it.

So just to recap, this is definitely illegal.

Under the age of 18, you shouldn't be sending explicit content.

And you may not have control over or you don't have control of how other people use it so you've got to be really careful.

Okay, we're going to watch a video.

How does this video make you feel? And what lessons have you learnt from? I've got to go.

I've got to pick up Harriet from school.

Well, I thought you were coming to mine for a bit.

Well, I would but I don't want to be late.


All right, whatever.

♪ Until we can do it no more ♪ ♪ Let's dance like it's the end of the world ♪ ♪ I want to dance with you ♪ ♪ I want to rock with you ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Until we can do it no more ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Like it's the end of the world ♪ You did what? We've been going out for ages now.

Everybody does it and I trust him.

I wouldn't call two months ages.

He didn't screenshot it, did her? Yeah, but I trust him.

What if someone else sees it? They won't, he's not like that.

Katie, phone, now.

You don't want to see what's on that, miss.

Sorry, miss, I'll put it away.


Bye, miss.

I don't want to see it again, Jess.

And Katie, stay behind, please.


I'm fed up with you concentrating more on your phone than your work.

You're not going to get the grades up if you keep concentrating on this.

I don't want to see it again.

Yo, all right? Yeah, sure.

Hey, Tig, I think miss gave us the wrong phones.

Oh yeah, I didn't actually notice.

Saw that text by the way.

Happened to look.

See ya later.

What? Why would you send me that in school.

Anyone could have seen it.

I was only joking.

And you screen shotted it.

I thought I could trust you.

You are such an idiot.

Katie, come on.

Delete it and delete it now in front of me so that I can see it's gone.

Sophie's on my phone.

She's calling her mum.

She hasn't got any minutes.

Katie, come on, I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have screen shotted it.

Stop, it's funny.

Jess, it's not funny.

What are you doing? It's just a picture, calm down.

Just a picture, that's my girlfriend, Jess.

It's not a big deal.



Dan, what's going on? Nice butt, Kate.

Just stop.

What? Two can play that game.

What's going on? Right, all of you, come with me now.

All of you.

Excuse me.

Can your small package fit through there? My mum's going to see it.

Pee wee.

What will she think? The teachers are going to contact the police.

What will my friends think? What am I going to do? ♪ Let's dance like it's the end of the world ♪ ♪ I want to dance with you ♪ ♪ I want to rock with you ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Until we can do it no more ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Like it's the end of the world ♪ ♪ Let's dance until we can do it no more ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Like it's the end of the world ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Until we can do it no more ♪ ♪ Let's dance ♪ ♪ Like it's the end of the world ♪ ♪ I want to dance with you ♪ ♪ I want to rock with you ♪ So I hope that video has shown you the different issues that there are surrounding image sharing and how you make yourself feel and others feel by sharing explicit content.

Where can you get help? Your school safeguarding team.

That would be one of the first points of call.

As mentioned at the end of the video, there are lots of places, including CEOP, the National Society for Protection of Cruelty to Children.

You've got Barnardos, Young Minds, the police.

There are plenty of different places to go so please feel there is plenty of help out there if you need it.

If you'd like to share your work that you've done today, please ask your parent or carer to share the work on Twitter by tagging @OakNational with the hashtag #LearnwithOak.

Thanks for joining us today.

I hope you found this useful.

And I'll be seeing you soon.