Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Guidance

Teens At-Risk Series

A series of important programs that address difficult issues facing today's teenagers using positive situations and true and believable role models. Series: 9 programs (10 to 60 minutes). Click for more

School Violence: In Only an Instant

School Violence: In Only an Instant

"Recommended! Unfortunately, violence in school is a topic that needs to be addressed, by educators, administrators, parents and students. And way too often, bullying seems to be at the root of many incidents that occur. That is why a program like this is so important; it opens the door to discussion about bullying and violence with the hope of eliminating both." -National Media Review
When it comes to violence, a person's life can change in only an instant. And that is the serious point of this important program, which has been produced to trigger discussion about violence among teens, especially in school situations. Here we have two stories taking place at once. First we meet a group of teens who are putting together a team focus group, wanting to address the issues of violence, while at the same time one member of the group, Peter, is being constantly bullied. No matter how Peter tries to deal with the bullies, nothing works. As the pressure builds, Peter decides to deal with one of the bullies face to face - with a gun. Instantly, we witness the real-life involvement of a teen prepared to solve his crisis through violence. Fortunately, in this instance, Peter's friends and advisors talk him out of resorting to violence. The point of the program becomes dramatically clear: societal pressures, especially bullying, can lead to serious problems. The program concludes with teens in silhouette discussing alternative choices to violence. Produced by David Jensen. 05/09DE JSCA 30 min.
Also See: Kids 5a: Multiple Choices (Conflict Resolution and Anger Management); Kids 5b: Quibbling Rivalry (Conflict Resolution and Work Safety); Peace Breaks (Conflict Situations); VOX 8: Reality TV; Rejecting Violence; Street Life; The Conflict Partnership Process

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