in partnership with SOS Safety Magazine
Junior High Presentations
- Appropriate for Grades 7-9
- Age appropriate information, stories, slides, and videos
- Small and large group formats available
- 50mins – 1.5 hours in length
Internet Safety – What Happens When I Push SEND?
Our Internet Safety presentations for junior high students are designed to encourage personal integrity with every click. Safety tips are delivered with stories and online examples to emphasize the importance of respect for self and one’s future. Students will be shown how to use privacy settings, turn off location settings, and manage friends and followers in order to protect their information. They will be challenged to have healthy boundaries in online interactions, to post carefully, and to respect self and others. Whether gaming, managing social media profiles, or gaming, teens will be encouraged to involve parents and guardians in their online activities so as to have accountability and help when situations are inappropriate or difficult. Cyber-bullying is defined and students will learn what to do when they encounter instances of bullying online. An in-depth discussion about sexting clearly defines sexting, explains the laws covering child pornography, examines why teens are tempted to share naked pics, considers the reasons for requests, and looks at the long-term consequences.
Bullying: Can We Stop It? –
Bullying – Can We Stop It? This is a big question! The goal of this presentation is to develop a better understanding of bullying, both online and offline, as a process and to equip bystanders, bullies, and teachers to put a stop to bullying once and for all. Students learn to identify red flags that indicate different types of bullying like physical, social, and cyber bullying. They are equipped with tools and words to use when bullying happens and encouraged to involve the adults around them. This is an eye opening presentation that uses powerful video clips to inspire Upstanders to support those being bullied and quietly and respectfully work together to stop bullying in its tracks. A discussion about the impacts of bullying along with relevant news stories, teach empathy and equip Upstanders with the skills and attitudes necessary to make changes. Tons of info to encourage students and staff to work together to build school environments free from bullying!
Teens are all about relationships! This presentation challenges students to reflect on the must-have qualities they need to bring into relationships as well as determine expectations for treatment by others. Time is spent identifying personal boundaries and how to assert oneself in order to protect future goals while being challenged to listen and respect the boundaries of others. Tips for how to exit unhealthy relationships when necessary are explored. The skills and expectations for healthy relationships are then applied to the issues of sexting, sexual harassment and consent and students are challenged to review their ideas of these issues in light of new information.
A quick review of personal integrity and personal limits leads into a discussion on what sexual harassment is and how it blatantly disregards someone’s emotional and/or physical boundaries. The learning points are delivered through stories, current events, videos and students’ reactions to this material. The difference between jokes, flirting and harassment are explored and the impacts of sexual harassment are outlined whether the harassment has happened online or offline. The legalities of sexual harassment are covered as well as helpful tips on how to handle sexual harassment at work and school. This presentation generates great discussion!!
This is a difficult presentation and students are given permission to step out if needed. Sexual assault is defined, myths around assault are determined by studying stories in the news and facts surrounding sexual assault/abuse are established. Legalities are clearly demarcated and short –term and long-term impacts of sexual abuse and assault are examined. Date rape drugs, symptoms, and situations are discussed, along with how to keep oneself and friends safe. Tips on what to do after an assault and how to support a friend who discloses an assault are given, along with local help numbers to call. The presentation ends with the legal definition of consent and opportunities for students to ask clarifying questions are given. NOTE: This presentation is most often given to students in Gr 9 or High School, but tailored versions for Grades 7 & 8 are available.
Sexual Harassment and Assault
This is a combination of the above presentations. The same key information is delivered but there is little time for discussion.
Self Image – How Do You Define Yourself?
The Self Image workshop is a newer version of our former Sexual Disconnect presentation. This session focuses on the impact the media, family, and culture have on the self image and self esteem of both males and females. Through video clips and media pictures, students are able to identify the positive and negative message sent to them and explore ways to move past the harmful suggestions in order to determine who they really are. Students are challenged to examine the way they speak to themselves but also to others, and determine if they are building people up or tearing them down. “You are more than a body” is a key message.
Internet Addiction – The Online You
The Online You explains what internet and gaming addictions are, who is affected and what the impacts of too much time on-line may be. The fallouts of online addiction in the following areas of life are explored: Academics, Sleep, Relationships, Anxiety Levels, Emotional Wellbeing, and Physical Wellbeing, Information on how internet addiction changes the brain and what happens when we multi-task is given. Tips to alleviate symptoms of online addiction are covered and the importance of downtime and specific examples of how to take a break from our devices are discussed.