Respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. What do these words mean to you? When you say them out loud, are they just words? Or do they describe real character traits that determine how you approach life every day? Understanding and learning about character is one thing; living up to it day in and day out is another story.
This video series asks everyone to take a good look in the mirror and consider this: What are the traits that define you as a person?
Diverse groups of high school students are featured prominently in these videos. In interviews and discussions filmed on location in schools, students share their thoughts on what it takes to be a trustworthy, respectful, and responsible person in today’s society.
They talk about challenges they face in real-life situations, and why it is sometimes difficult to make good choices. Educators and counselors add their thoughts on how good character and thoughtful choices can contribute to a happier and healthier life.
Available in DVD format only. 2004. $69.95 each, or the series of three for $185.00.
- Responsibility: Owning Your Actions – Examines accountability, diligence, self-restraint, perseverance, and other important characteristics of a responsible person. Topics include: What is Responsibility, Where does it come from, and Building a reputation. Students discuss their own roles and responsibilities, including responsibility to oneself and to others. 17 minutes.
- Respect: Get It Where You Give It – It’s something we all want and need: RESPECT. Of course, the best way to gain respect is to earn it. This program focuses on aspects of respectful behavior, such as using good manners, being courteous, and resolving conflicts peacefully. It also examines respect for others’ property and privacy, self-respect, and recognizing the importance of rules and laws. Educators and students discuss the sometimes difficult relationship between teens and authority figures. 17 minutes.
- Trustworthiness: The Security of Knowing – Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and many consider it the foundation upon which good character is built. In this program, teens discuss elements of trustworthiness, such as honesty, reliability, dependability, loyalty, and integrity. The program also addrsses the consequences of violating trust, and how difficult it can be to regain. 16 minutes.