Teen safety is an issue of growing importance in our society. Teens face more choices, more opportunities, and therefore more risks now than ever before. At the same time, they struggle with emotional development, a sense of right and wrong, and conflicting messages about appropriate behavior from the media, their friends, and their families.
Helping teens understand the issues that surround their personal safety is critical. This 3-DVD series is designed to help teens focus on their personal safety by showing situations where the choice that is made can affect their lives.
Viewing the DVDs in the classroom, followed by reflection and discussion, introduces students to issues, situations, and information they need to better understand how they can influence their own safety. The series consists of:
- Teen Safety: Myths vs. Reality – In this program, teens will learn:
- Dangerous times and situations and how to avoid them
- The case against cooperation
- Five ways in which boys and girls have different risks
- Ten abuse and abduction prevention tips
- What to do if something ‘bad’ happens
- Teen Safety: When You Are Alone – Prevention is the key to stopping abuse, sexual violence or abduction. This program uses realistic scenarios and interviews with experts to:
- Provide realistic strategies for a teen home alone
- Demonstrate safety strategies for a teen walking or driving alone
- Tips to keep yourself safe while on the Internet
- Demonstrate strategies for a teen in charge of young children
- Personal safety statistics to which teens will pay attention
- Teen Safety: Dating and Relationships – Knowledge is the key to keeping teens safe with friends, dates, strangers, and others. This program uses realistic scenarios and interviews to:
- Give information about date rape drugs and how they work
- Demonstrate six strategies to prevent date rape
- Illustrate the common warning signs of an unhealthy relationship
- Introduce/reinforce the concept of inappropriate touch
- Provide teens with resources if abuse is occurring at home or school
Can purchase each DVD separately for $79.95. Teaching materials included. Viewing time: 20 minutes per DVD. Suitable for Grades 6 – Adult. Closed-captioned. 2008.