|Most teens find themselves subjected to peer pressure from time to time. This no-nonsense video will tell you how to differentiate between positive and negative peer pressure and you'll learn how to resist tactics that so-called friends may use to manipulate you. When you know how to remain true to yourself, you'll be rewarded with self-respect and high self-esteem.
1) Students will learn why most people are susceptible to peer pressure.
2) Students will learn about common ploys that are used by those who exert pressure on others to follow their lead.
3) Students will learn why it is important not to abandon their personal values.
4) Students will learn how to resist peer pressure.
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"Young adult male and female actors realistically portray believable scenarios involving negative peer pressure in this well-designed program. Skillfully narrated by an adult female, the live-action format is enhanced by attention grabbing, easy-to-read graphics. Everyone wants to feel accepted, but when peers urge you to do something you do not want to do or you feel uneasy doing, it is a difficult situation to be in. Believable situations depicting numerous peer pressure scenarios are presented by the young adult actors. Then, easy-to-read rejection techniques are discussed and listed onscreen, accommodating both visual and auditory learners. The best rejection technique, which only takes 30 seconds, is to say, 'no,' and then repeat it and walk away. Viewers are encouraged to practice several rejection techniques so the 'speech' will come easy when it is necessary to extract oneself from an undesirable situation. The program will be most valuable when viewed with a leader who will use it as a springboard to discuss peer pressure and the various rejection techniques. This fast-paced, high-energy video will keep the targeted age group on-task and interested. The program enjoys good audio and technical aspects, and the teaching objectives are well met. All middle and high school counseling curriculums, youth leaders, and public libraries with non-print psychology collections should purchase this well-designed program."
SOURCE: School Library Journal, January 2001 Issue
AUTHOR: Kathy Drummer, formerly Newcastle Middle School, WY
Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright ©
By Cahners Business Information
A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
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