Teens

I Should Have Waited

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Under constant pressure from peers and the media, one of the biggest decisions a teen has to make is whether or not to have sex. Without preaching, this program presents arguments against having sex too early. In drama format, follow Lisa through her first day of high school where she is shocked to find that sex is everyone’s main concern.

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Middle
High
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00:20
I Should Have Waited

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

Huffing: The Latest Facts About Inhalant Abuse

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This gripping program shares unforgettable real stories of teens fighting their abuse of inhalants, as well as two families who lost children to inhalant abuse. One interview segment involves an Ohio police officer whose son died after a brief experiment with inhalants.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Huffing: The Latest Facts About Inhalant Abuse

Advertising, the Media, and Your Health

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Today's teens are often labeled Generation M because of the extent that media saturates their lives. This program examines how different forms of media encourage young consumers to smoke more, drink more, eat more unhealthy foods, and take greater risks with sexual behavior.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:19
Advertising, the Media, and Your Health

Developing Self-Confidence

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Do you know students who talk about themselves in negative ways? Avoid putting themselves in situations where others could judge them? Always make excuses? Don’t feel they have anything special to offer? Very often, these students lack self-confidence.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Developing Self-Confidence

Drama Queens and Tough Guys: Helping Teens Handle Emotions

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Intense emotions are part of every teen’s life. Too often, however, these emotions spill over into “dramas” with groups of kids reacting to and escalating the impact of the drama.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:19
Drama Queens and Tough Guys: Helping Teens Handle Emotions

Speed Kills: Preventing Teen Driving Fatalities

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To the inexperienced driver, speeding and thoughtlessness are potentially as dangerous as drinking and driving. Every year, thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience or inattention.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:16
Speed Kills: Preventing Teen Driving Fatalities

Straight Talk: The Truth About STDs (2009)

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STDs are a big problem for teens. This total curriculum package teaches teens that STDs are still here and still dangerous. Using a health clinic setting, teens present “peer to peer” information on the six most common STDs today: HPV (genital warts), Chlamydia, HIV, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Hepatitis B.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
0:20
Straight Talk: The Truth About STDs

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