Under the direction of a counselor, real teens talk about the potentially life-changing decisions they face every day: decisions about smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, lying, cheating and shoplifting. Viewers are asked to think about their own choices and values and what it means to be 'ethical.' On screen, the teens discuss the consequences that follow bad decisions. They stress the necessity of having a well-thought out plan to put into action when faced with a difficult choice. Through first-person interviews and discussions about real-life experiences, students see that all choices have consequences and that everyone makes poor decisions. By learning from those bad decisions, teens can grow into the kind of people they want to be: those who not only know what is right, but who do the right thing.
After viewing this program students will: Understand that being ethical means knowing and doing what is right Realize that all choices have consequences, even if they aren't obvious Recognize the importance of forethought and having a plan of action when faced with ethical choices Be aware that everyone makes poor choices, and developing ethics means learning from your mistakes.
This DVD includes a teacher's guide.
Media Type: DVD + CD Guide Run Time: 29 minutes Grade Level: 7-12