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  • STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SEXTING AND MESSAGING

    For Grades 7 - College

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    True life stories offer cautionary tales about the dangers of sexting and anonymous messaging on cell phones and on social media. Students will learn that privacy is not possible on the Internet and once a nude photo or racy text is sent, it is likely to come back to haunt them. Viewers learn the downside of sexting, including possible charges of sending or receiving child pornography, being blackmailed by exes who threaten to release private photos, being labeled a sex offender, and experiencing severe depression about loss of control of their images, videos, and reputations.Read more
  • TALK IT OUT: SEX, SELF-RESPECT AND SOCIAL MEDIA

    For Grades 7-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2016

    The program begins with an explanation of how new communication technologies have changed the way people in relationships communicate with each other, and how its revolutionized dating and romance. Students will come to understand the difference between “flirting” and “sexting”, the exchange of sexually explicit text messages and images. In addition, the video discusses the personal, social and legal consequences of sexting. Viewers are provided with simple and creative strategies to say “no” to a request to send an explicit message. The overall message of the program is not to allow yourself to be controlled by someone else, to respect yourself and to trust your instincts.Read more
  • TEENS 101: SOCIAL MEDIA BULLYING - CRISTINA'S STORY (dvd)

    For Grades 8-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    From the 13 volume series TEENS 101: A YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVESocial Media Bullying (Cristina's Story): At the age of 13, a boy approached Cristina asking her to be his girlfriend. She declined the boy's offer and he became angry threatening that she would regret it. One day Cristina came to school and everyone eyed her every move. Whispers in ears and laughing, she felt something was terribly wrong. She inquired from a friend who told her this boy had circulated a nude photo online saying that it was Cristina, although the person's face was not seen. She was mortified and ran home. She thought that her parents, the school and even the authorities would be able to put a quick stop to it, but she was wrong. This devastation turned her into a tormented young woman who could not escape the rumors for 7 years. It destroyed her life as a teenager and broke her spirit and ultimately made her not want to live life anymore.Read more
  • TEN WAYS TO STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2016

    Young adults Victoria and Nick host this enlightening program that helps viewers understand and avoid the consequences of putting personal information and photos on the Internet. Various teens share their experiences, and the hosts present guidelines on such topics as privacy settings and password protection. Viewers are cautioned that...Read more
  • THE NINE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2018

    The purpose of this program is to raise awareness of the growing problem of internet and cell phone addiction. Several teens describe their experiences of playing on-line games for hours at a time, using cell phones to communicate with friends and spending endless hours...Read more
  • B Careful When U Txt: The Dangers of Texting and Sexting

    for Grades 5-9

    Video with Teacher's Resource Book and Student Handouts

    This video gives viewers a primer on the Do's and Don'ts of text messaging, including the laws on privacy and child pornography, setting and maintaining personal boundaries, dealing with unforeseen consequences' and underscoring the need to "think before you click".Read more
  • CyberEthics

    For grades 6-12

    From the 3 volume series CyberSenseMost people learn traditional standards of behavior and respect for others by the time they are teenagers—but many don’t realize that those rules are just as valid in cyberspace. This program helps students take the high road on the information superhighway and avoid the temptations of the fast lane, pointing the way toward an ethically sound Internet presence and lifestyle.Read more
  • CyberSafety

    For grades 6-12

    From the 3 volume series CyberSenseThis program warns students about how vulnerable they are whenever they venture into the cyber realm-even when they think they're among "friends." Explaining how to take precautions in chat rooms, on social networking sites, and anywhere that predators lurk, the program strongly advises against physically meeting any online acquaintance and emphasizes that parents or guardians must be involved in such meetings.Read more
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