matter how much we might wish it were otherwise, the four great
social concerns about teenage behaviour (smoking, drinking, drug
taking and experimentation with sex) ultimately come down to the
matter of the individual?s choice.
problem is of course that quite often the one person who we would
prefer not to have a choice in these matters is the teenager in
choice it is in each case.
the starting premise of 'Choices for Teenagers' a
photocopiable book (which also comes on CD) which sets out a series
of articles for pupils and students aged 10 to 16 in each of these
article is followed by a set of case studies, and then there's a
set of classroom activities. Because of the format and the fact
that each article is only a few pages long, one copy of the book can
be photocopied and used across the school
the aim is to have pupils look seriously at the potential
consequences and given information on the help and support which is
available and on where it can be found if needed. These topics are
included in the curriculum requirements for PSHE at Key Stage 3.
one other point to highlight about this book. Choices
for Teenagers contains a wealth of facts and statistics,
many of which may surprise students. And when youngsters think they
know it all, surprise is sometimes a very good tactic to introduce.
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