SCHOOLSOCIALEMOTIONALPHYSICAL Increase in absences Damaged reputation Decrease in grades Dropping out Inability to concentrate Changing classes Loss of friends Isolation Withdrawal from friends Difficulty in trusting others Difficulty in sharing feelings Anger Embarrassment Anxiety Humiliation Mood swings Irritability Fear Self blaming Guilt Low self esteem Depression Shame Stress Weight change Alcohol or drug dependence Pregnancy STIs Nausea Loss of appetite Eating disorders Sleeplessness
What are your RIGHTS? What are your RESPONSIBILITIES?
What are your RIGHTS? Who your partner is When you want to be sexual What kind of activities you do To change my mind What are your RESPONSIBILITIES? STI & Pregnancy prevention Knowing what my partner is comfortable doing Keeping the relationship private
Just is a somewhat shy fourteen year-old girl. She has never really had a boyfriend, but a while ago, she started to talk to the same guy (Mark) on an email chat line every night. He has told her that he lives in her town and goes to a nearby school. He said he is in grade 12, but she is not too worried about the age difference because they like the same things. Jane really likes chatting with Mark as she finds it easier to be brave and flirtatious by email than in person. Recently, the have started talking on the phone, and their conversations, but she doesn’t want him to think she’s immature. Many times, Mark has told her that she seems older than fourteen, and she likes hearing that.
She doesn’t know who to talk to about their conversations, as her parents would freak out and she is worried that her friends might think Mark is out for one thing. She is hoping that Mark will become her boyfriend, and even worked up the courage to ask him to come over and watch TV some evening. He told her that he didn’t want to meet her parents, and that their on-line relationship was much more exciting. Last Saturday, he called her and told her that his parents were out of town. He said that she should come over so they could do some of the things they had been talking about. Jane’s parents were out for dinner and she knew she could just leave a note saying she was at her friend Sarah’s house. Mark even offered to pay for a cab so she wouldn’t have to take the bus over.
1.What are some of the possible choices Jane has? 2.Why would some of the decisions be difficult for Jane to carry out? 3.What information should she use in making her decision? 4.What do you think is the best outcome she could hope for? 5.What is the worst outcome that could happen?