Grades 7-12 FAQs

What do students learn when they participate in the Teen Lures TV Newscast curriculum?

Teen Lures Prevention teaches youngsters about healthy relationships and life skills in personal safety. Student anchors discuss how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior, both offline and online, and how to recognize and avoid potentially unsafe behaviors, people and situations. Teens are encouraged to think critically, analyze situations and ask for help when needed.

The innovative Teen Lures TV Newscast addresses personal safety issues facing today's teens, including bullying, harassment, dating violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. The student anchor-led Newscasts give teens a platform to discuss personal and digital boundaries, as well as protective choices that help ensure healthy relationships. By creating opportunities to have interactive class discussions about issues like peer pressure, unhealthy relationships, sexual assault and human trafficking, we can help keep teens healthy and safe.

What does the Teen Lures TV Newscast consist of?

The Teen Lures TV Newscast consists of ten (10) Student Anchor News Scripts, each with a corresponding video News Clip. Each video News Clip reveals a technique offenders use to lure teens, college students, and even adults into potentially exploitative or unsafe situations. (Two student anchors participate in delivering each newscast.)

The Student Anchor News Scripts provide lead-ins and tags for each video News Clip. Accompanying Classroom Lesson Plans can be used to introduce and/or augment the TV Newscast.

How long is each broadcast piece?

Each broadcast piece is approximately 5 minutes in total length, including the Student Anchor lead in, video news clip and student anchor wrap-up. Optional local tie-ins are suggested.

(Students are encouraged to incorporate local stories into each Newscast. Some teens simply refer to local news stories happening in their community and incorporate the local stories as much as possible.)

Does the program offer a balanced perspective?

Yes. Teens are reassured that the vast majority of people - adults and peers alike - are sincerely committed to the education, happiness and well-being of all youngsters. Those who prey on teens are the exception.

Has the program been proven to work?

Yes. Recent Pre/Post Program Evaluations document that the Teen Lures TV Newscast effectively improves students' knowledge and acquisition of prevention skills. The Program has also proven to heighten personal safety awareness for teens and initiate conversation between teens and their parents. Students feel empowered by sharing their knowledge with peers, as well as discussing personal safety issues in-class and at home. Program Evaluations provided upon request: e-mail us

Does the Teen Lures TV Newscast curriculum address bullying and harassment?

Yes. The program addresses bullying and harassment - offline, online and electronically. Students learn the important of avoiding these behaviors, as well as how to cope with these offensive behaviors and when and how to report them. The importance of reporting unwanted or inappropriate attention is stressed. Teen helplines are provided.

Does the Teen Lures TV Newscast curriculum address peer-to-peer sexual assault?

Yes. Teens are at highest risk for sexual crimes, often by a peer. In fact, persons under 18 years of age account for 67% of all reported sexual assaults, and as much as 30% of all sexual crimes are committed by juvenile perpetrators. The program also addresses other forms of peer exploitation, including cyberbullying, cyber stalking, harassment and sexting (distributing inappropriate or embarrassing images of others.)

How do we involve parents?

For any prevention program to be truly successful, parents must be supportive and involved. Student handouts for Grades 7-8 and 9-12 provide home connections.

Distribution of the Let's Talk Teens Parent Handbook gives parents and guardians a tool to prompt home discussions. Let's Talk Teens navigates parents through issues facing teens today and provides specific strategies for keeping them safe. Parents learn how to help teens understand what healthy and respectful relationships look like and how to set and communicate personal and digital boundaries. (View sample Let's Talk Teens pages here.)

Do the Teen Lures TV Newscast have permanence?

Yes. Once a school district or one of its schools adopts the Teen Lures TV Newscast, it becomes a permanent resource that is easily incorporated into existing health curriculum and/or Technology Education. Local tie-in stories keep the material fresh year to year.

How often are Teen Lures Prevention materials updated?

The Teen Lures Prevention resources are updated annually to ensure the latest cultural issues and safety concerns facing today's teens are addressed. These updates are based on CLP/TLP's ongoing research, as well as the invaluable input of students, parents and educators.

What is the cost of the Teen Lures TV Newscast curriculum kit?

The Teen Lures TV Newscast kit costs $498.00/per school, plus $14.50 shipping.

Bulk Rates: 6-10 kits cost $439.00/ea, plus 5% shipping.

When ordering (11) or more Program kits, call 1-800-552-2197 or e-mail us for reduced bulk rates and shipping quotation.

How do we fund Teen Lures Prevention programming in our school/district?

Schools employ Safe Schools/Healthy Kids Initiative, At-Risk Funds, PTA/PTO sponsorship, as well as general funds. Area businesses and civic organizations are usually more than willing to sponsor the Teen Lures™ TV Newscast School Program and/or Let's Talk Teens parent handbooks. Click here for more information on funding options. 


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Can I read references or testimonials from schools that have implemented Teen Lures TV Newscast?

Yes. Please see Success Stories for Teen Lures TV Newscast.