Fortune teller

This strategy will help students to:

  • predict potential problems and risks 

  • select strategies to avoid or reduce the risk in a sexual behaviour-related situation.


  1. Place students in groups of five. Allocate two students in the group to have the role of ‘predictors', another two the role of ‘advisors' and one as ‘decider'. The ‘predictors' role is to suggest what is likely to happen to the individual in a given situation. The ‘advisors' role is to suggest some strategies that may reduce the risk of the situation. The ‘decider' is to decide on what strategy would be most effective in the situation.

  2. If focusing on sexual health-related situations give students the categories - ‘sexual health, ‘individual', ‘environment' and ‘reason'. Have students brainstorm each category and write each idea on a card.

For example:

Environment cards: describe the where, what time and who is supervising or involved. 

Individual cards: describe the person's age, gender, mood, and relationship, etc.

Sexual health cards: describe the type of behaviour, how much and over what time. 

Reason cards: could include examples such as wanting to impress, to cope, to have fun or to experiment.

  1. Groups then use the cards to create scenarios. For example a sexual health-related risk scenario could be: A 15 year old who is at the beach with his girlfriend and has a condom in his pocket and tries to pressure her into having sex.

  2. Groups then use the cards to create scenarios. 

  3. Each scenario should be discussed to identify the risks and strategies that may alter the outcomes.