Grades 7-12: Program Specifices


Program Goals

The goal of Teen Lures Prevention is to bring about peer to peer conversations regarding sexual crimes against teens. By providing a platform to openly discuss sexual crimes and their prevention, Teen Lures Prevention ensures the information teens are sharing about their personal safety is accurate and productive in preventing crimes against them. Hopefully, this generation of teenagers will be the first in history to have a direct influence on reducing the incidence of sexual crimes. Teens can change the world!


Personal Safety Curriculum for Grades 7-12

The Teen Lures TV Newscast provides an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students to actively participate in preventing sexual crimes against teens and youth. Students serve as news anchors, offering their peers safety solutions in the face of troubling news.

See sample "Emergency Lure, News Clip" on the right.

The Teen Lures TV Newscast consists of ten (10) video News Clips, each with a corresponding News Anchor Script. Each video News Clip reveals a technique sexual predators use to lure teens, college students, and even adults into sexual assault, abduction, trafficking and worse. Corresponding Anchor Scripts provide lead-ins and tags for each video News Clip.

The following video News Clips can be found on Teen Lures TV Newscast.

News Clip #1 - Authority......1:45
This news piece demonstrates the dangerous realities of blindly obeying authority figures and reminds viewers of their right to question authority.

News Clip #2 - Assistance......1:16
Most people like to be helpful, but witness in this clip how lending a helping hand may put teens in compromising situations.

News Clip #3 - Ego/Fame......1:54
This news clip reveals how quickly people forget about their personal safety when opportunity knocks.

News Clip #4 - e-Lure......1:23
Teens know how to avoid online creeps, but how vulnerable are they to questions posed by seemingly caring online acquaintances?

News Clip #5 - Name......1:46
This newscast demonstrates the importance of keeping your guard up - even when someone knows your name.

News Clip #6 - Games......:43
Online gaming is relaxing and fun for teens. This news clips shows how to keep it that way and avoid bullying, harassment and sexual exploitation.

News Clip #7 - Emergency......:54
See how an emergency or time-sensitive opportunity can short-circuit a teen's instincts.

News Clip #8 - Affection......:55
In this newscast, a convicted sexual criminal tells viewers how he conned his way to his victims.

News Clip #9 - Trafficking....:59
See one teen's story of how she was lured into sex trafficking. "I never, ever thought something like this could happen to me, but it did. Looking back, I can see how he manipulated me."

News Clip #10 - Pet......1:29
This clip showcases a lure typically used on younger kids, but it's important for teens to see it in action because they often babysit younger siblings and neighbors. Teens are also offered pet-sitting and pet care opportunities. Megan's Law (sex offender notification) is the namesake of murdered preteen Megan Kanka, who fell prey to her neighbor's invitation to see his new litter of puppies.

By introducing each video clip with the scripted lead-in and wrapping up the clip with a closing tag, student anchors provide viewers with specific prevention strategies for staying safe. Video News Clip transcripts and suggested local tie-ins are also included with the scripts. Students are encouraged to incorporate as many local stories and tie-ins as possible.

The Teen Lures TV Newscast may be taped and broadcast in-house on your school/school district's closed-circuit TV system. Schools without broadcast and/or taping capabilities may simply perform the Newscast live, either in-class and for peer assembly audiences. Broadcast on local cable TV provides outreach to families, educators, media, law enforcement and child advocacy groups in your community.

The Teen Lures TV Newscast can be used to complement different areas of a school's curriculum, including Social Studies, English, Health classes, Public Speaking, Theater and Media Arts programs.


Corresponding Classroom Lesson Plans

To augment the Teen Lures TV Newscast, corresponding Class Discussion Plans (two manuals; one for Grades 7-8, one for Grades 9-12) can be used:

  • 1. in conjunction with the 9-part Teen Lures TV Newscast, taught by teachers or counselors
  • 2. as support/In-Service for Guidance, Administrators and Classroom teachers
    - Class Discussion Plans may be emailed to teachers, school counselors, and administrators prior to each newscast.
    - Class Discussion Plans can be reviewed with students on an individual basis should the need exist or arise
  • 3. as a stand-alone teen personal safety program, taught by teachers or counselors

Each Class Discussion includes an introduction, learning objectives, a quick review of the previous lesson, discussion and interactive learning activities and lesson recap. Lesson Plans conclude with a Positive Thinking Skill, in an effort to leave students feeling optimistic after discussing a serious topic.

Class Discussions for Grades 7-8 and 9-12:

  • Affection Lure
  • Assistance Lure
  • Ego/Fame Lure
  • Online Lure
  • Name Lure
  • Games Lure
  • Emergency Lure
  • Affection Lure
  • Trafficking Lure
  • Pet Lure

View Sample TV Newscast Script for Grades 7-12

View Sample Classroom Lesson Plan for Grades 7-12


Parent Resource: Let's Talk Teens

For Parents/Caregivers of Teens & Young Adults

Being the parent of a teen is a challenging experience, especially in today's high tech world. Seventeen percent of teens are cyberbullied, 20% of teens have sent inappropriate images, and 1/3 of sexual assault victims are 12-17 years old. Most of these crimes are committed by someone known to and trusted by the teen, including peers.

Let's Talk Teens navigates parents through tough issues facing teens and provides specific strategies for keeping them safe. This 20-page guide provides home reinforcement of the Teen Lures TV Newscast/corresponding Class Discussions and helps facilitate personal safety conversations at home. Parents learn how to help teens understand what healthy and respectful relationships look like and how to set personal boundaries.

Let's Talk Teens parent handbook includes:
- Developing and maintaining healthy relationships
- Setting personal boundaries

  • Teen Lures, Disclosing & Reporting Crimes; Authority Lure
  • Dating Violence, Date Rape, Drugs & Alcohol; Affection Lure
  • Stewardship, Instincts, Asking for Assistance; Assistance Lure
  • Cell Phones, Sexting, Human Trafficking; Ego-Fame Lure
  • Cyber Solicitations, Risk-Takers, Extreme Social Networking; E-Lure
  • Social Networking & Privacy, Over-sharing Online; Name Lure
  • Electronic Aggression, Teens & Internet Pornography; Games Lure
  • School Violence, Teen Suicide Prevention; Emergency Lure
  • Preventing Lures and Cons
  • Help Hotlines and Links

View Lets' Talk Teens Sample


Posters

Sexual assault and other act violence crimes can happen to teens anywhere: at home, at a friend's house, at a party, on a date, to/from/at school and work, and even in public places.

The following posters were created for teens to download for free and post anywhere they think would be helpful. Consider posting them on your school's website, in classrooms, hallways, restrooms and locker rooms. We encourage schools to forward the link to other community organizations that work with teens.

Poster Series

  • Images Don't Stay Private!
  • Too Smart To Be Lured
  • Sober=Safer
  • Trust Your Gut.
  • Intolerance is Intolerable.
  • No Threats. (No Kidding!)
  • Exclusion Hurts
  • No Weapons. No Exceptions.

View Complete Poster Series
English | Spanish


Skills

  • Leadership and Community Outreach
  • Increase Self-Reliance and Self-Esteem
  • Master Personal Safety & Decision Making Skills
  • Practice Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Self Management and Asking for Help
  • Reporting Abuse and/or Harassment

Grade Levels

  • Grades 7-12

Format:

  • Intro/Quick Review
  • Learning Objectives
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Practice: Real Life Scenarios
  • Multimedia/Posters
  • Lesson Recap
  • Positive Thinking Skills

Evaluating Your Program (Pre/Post Tests Included)

A Pre/Post Test for Grades 7-8 and a Pre/Post Test for Grades 9-12 are provided to formally gauge student progress and retention of the Teen Lures Prevention lesson plans. Prior to program presentation, the Program Evaluation should be administered as at Pre-Test. It should also be administered following completion of the program as a Post-Test.


Program Support

Teen Lures Prevention staff support coordinators (available at 1-800-552-2197) are here to answer questions, help with any problems, and provide assistance during program implementation and/or Pre or Post Evaluation of the program. We also offer excellent In-Service training for educators and presenters for an additional fee. For more information, please e-mail us


The Educational Goals are:

  • To help teens develop and maintain healthy, respectful relationships.
  • To nurture each teen's sense of self-worth, and to encourage teens to respect the dignity of others.
  • To assure teens that laws exist to protect their health and safety.
  • To remind students they have rights, including a right to live free of any form of mistreatment.
  • To give students a leadership role in the prevention of bullying, harassment, dating violence, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of teens.
  • To empower teens to feel comfortable talking openly about any form of mistreatment.
  • To encourage students to use a combination of critical thinking and instincts to guard their personal safety.
  • To encourage students to take safety precautions while enjoying the many advantages of using technology.
  • To strive for kinder, more tolerant students, in an effort to maintain a safe learning environment for all.
  • To cultivate 21st Century Learning skills, while building self-esteem and self confidence.
  • To promote disclosure of any type of harassment or abuse, perceived or carried out.
  • To assure students with thoughts of abusing others that help is available.
  • To reduce the feelings of guilt and blame often felt by survivors of abuse.
  • To encourage students to analyze media messages by asking specific questions and become proficient in obtaining evidence-based answers.
  • To encourage parents to continue taking an active role in the personal safety education of their teen.
  • To help make the world a safer place for all human beings.
  • To encourage parents to take an active role in the personal safety education of their children.

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