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 "Authority, News Clip" on the right.
The Teen Lures TV Newscast consists of nine (9) 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 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, the corresponding classroom Lesson Plans 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
- School program lesson plans may be emailed to teachers, school counselors, and administrators prior to each newscast.
- Lesson Plans can be reviewed with students on an individual basis should the need exist or arise
3. as a peer teaching opportunity in a classroom setting
4. as a stand-alone teen personal safety program, taught by teachers or counselors
Each Lesson Plan 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.
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 Classroom Lessons 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 Teensparent 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, Exploitation; 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
Sexual assault and other act violence crimes can happen to teens anywhere: at home, to/from/at school and work, at a friend's house, at a party 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.
A Pre and Post Test is provided to formally gauge student progress and retention of the Teen Lures Prevention lesson plans. Prior to program presentation, the Final Review should be administered as at Pre-Test. It should also be administered following completion of the program as a Post-Test.
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 at no cost. 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 establish an understanding that the vast majority of people are decent, caring individuals who are protective of teens.
To assure students that laws exist to protect their safety because sexual abuse and harassment are against the law.
To advise students that they have rights too, including a right to live free of abuse.
To encourage students to rely on a combination of critical thinking and instincts to help ensure their personal safety.
To encourage students to take safety precautions while enjoying the many advantages of being online.
To nurture each teenager's sense of individual worth and urge them to recognize and respect the worth of others.
To strive for kinder, more tolerant students in an effort to lower the incidence of all forms of school violence.
To promote disclosure of any type of abuse or threat to a teen's safety.
To assure youngsters 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 parents to take an active role in the personal safety education of their children.