Series: Personal & Social Health
Child Psychologist Andrew Fuller hosts a frank, honest discussion of identity with a panel of teens of various ages, gender and cultural backgrounds. Join us in the studio as we see and hear Sarah, Carlos, Ashleigh, and Aldi open up about their physical, social and emotional identity. We hear how young people build positive self identity and self esteem, learn how negative self identity impacts on behaviour and attitudes, and see how a teen's online identity relates to their real-world identity. The panel shares their personal insights, revealing how clothing, family, culture, religion, peers and school all impact on their sense of identity. Show Less
The A to Z of Risk is divided into 26 fast-paced segments of drama, fact, personal stories, and insights to help students focus on risk-taking behaviour that builds up rather than destroys both themselves and others.
Real Smart about Boys' Body Image looks at a range of pertinent and important issues, including: body types, how media images and messages influence young men, and body image stereotypes. Featuring enlightening comments from students and the expert views of Thea O'Connor, Boys' Body Image will also entertain, educate and generate debate. Show Less
This programme is another of the Real Smart collection, with Mike and Zach hosting a fast-paced, slightly off-the-wall show that puts bullying amongst young people, under the microscope. The pair, with help from roving reporters, Snooping Stella and Radar Raffaele, and that annoying character on the other end of the telephone, take viewers through varying aspects of bullying, including - defining bullying; the four types of bullying (physical, verbal, anti-social and psychological bullying); and effective ways of dealing with bullying. Amidst the mayhem of the Real Smart studio, interview grabs with psychologist, Andrew Fuller, provide an insight into different aspects of bullying and various strategies young people can use to deal with it. Show Less
This Real Smart programme addresses conflict and conflict resolution. This fast-paced, fun and information-filled programme explores what conflict is, what causes it, and its presence in everyday life. Conflict Resolution covers many points, including: - Conflict needn't always be negative - People have, and are entitled to have, different points of view - In many situations, there is no right or wrong side to a conflict. Conflict Resolution examines ways of effectively dealing with conflict, including achieving win-win outcomes, using assertive language and mediated outcomes. Expert opinion is offered by Jackie Bornstein of the International Conflict Resolution Centre. Show Less
The World Health Organisation defines a drug as any substance other than food, water or oxygen that enters the body and changes the way it works. This fast-paced programme considers a range of drugs - legal and illegal - that are available to young people. The programme includes comments from Professor Margaret Hamilton, Director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre as well as several dramatised scenarios of situations where young people might try legal drugs. Real Smart is both humorous and engaging, yet deals seriously with the subject in a way younger students will relate to. Real Smart looks at chocolate, coffee, soft drinks and prescription medicines as well as several illegal drugs, and considers: - The difference between using drugs for medical or recreational reasons - Which drugs are legal or illegal? - Which drugs are harmful? - Which drugs are most accessible to young people? Show Less
Another programme in this high-energy, fact-packed series, Real Smart about Girls' Body Image encourages students to: accept that a wide range of body types can be healthy and normal; understand how young people are affected by messages and images; challenge stereotypical images and messages related to body image. Featuring leading body image expert Thea O'Connor and honest, thought-provoking responses from students, this programme will inform, entertain and generate discussion. Show Less
Another Real Smart programme which poses and answers important questions about puberty, like what exactly is going on with my body? Why do I feel emotional highs and lows - often for no apparent reason? What are these feelings of attraction I'm starting to have towards other people? With the zany programme format featuring roving reporters Mike and Kirsty, and an expert on puberty, the sensitive issue of puberty is demystified and normalised for young adolescents, in a fun, non-threatening way. Show Less
The Real Smart team are at it again - this time they're looking at sun protection. This programme considers the dangers of being exposed to the sun - from mild sunburn through to skin cancer. It also tackles the issues of tanning, why it's not healthy under any circumstances and why the promotion of tanning and positive body image should be recognised for what it is - a myth. Featuring comments from students and the expert views of Cancer Council Victoria's Craig Sinclair, Sun Protection will entertain and educate students. Show Less
Many different factors influence our wellbeing. What we do and what we put in our bodies has a direct impact on the way we feel. A person's physical, social and cultural environments are all factors which may improve or hinder a person's lifestyle, as well as their family influences and peer groups. In Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle we investigate the three main aspects of health: physical, psychological and social. We also discuss physical activity, healthy food choice and appropriate decision making with regard to drug use and risk taking situations. It's all up to us as individuals. We are in control and can change anytime we want. Show Less
Lindsay (Eekwol) grew up in the First Nations community. She experienced an unforgiving world of drugs, alcohol and violence, within her family. As a child, she lived in fear while her parents and their friends had endless parties that often broke out in fights. As she grew up in this environment, she soon developed into an abuser of drugs and alcohol herself. Falling victim to blackouts and on one occasion she almost died one night lying unconscious on the highway. This seminal moment caused her devoted sister to give up on her - unless she changed her ways. For the first time in her life, she listened, and the path of being clean and sober led to a successful solo female aboriginal hip hop artist. Show Less
In this programme we look at the nutritional requirements for development during adolescence.
With the aid of a group of passionate kids, stunning graphics, great music and solid research. This programme explores the relationship adolescents have with food.
In this programme we look at the nutritional requirements for development during adulthood. The programme covers issues such as growth and development during the three stages of adulthood; importance of continuing good nutrition and exercise; the problem of weight gain; changing eating patterns; role of the Recommended Dietary Intake as a tool; metabolism; and calcium needs. Show Less
If you are a young person today, you are part of a generation that consumes more media than any previous generation. So how does it affect you? Are you likely to be violent, a smoker, drink more, eat more or eat less? This thought-provoking programe looks at the way the media tries to manipulate you and change your behaviour and how you can fight back to be your own person! Show Less
This programme examines old age; what happens in the body and mind and how a person can aim to reach a happy and healthy old age.
Change often equals uncertainty and this is never truer than for children approaching puberty. Leaving no awkward stone unturned – from hair to periods and erections – this video takes viewers through the physical, social and emotional hallmarks of puberty, ingraining the fact that there’s no shame in any of it. Show Less
Getting her first period is one of the most significant changes a girl will experience during puberty. This video considers the options available for managing this often confronting change, and looks at other features of female puberty including breast growth and female ‘wet dreams’. Show Less
Having his first ‘wet dream’ or unwanted erection can be an embarrassing and confronting experience for a boy entering puberty. This video goes through all the things a penis might do that it hasn’t done before as well as other changes that occur during male puberty, such as the deepening of a boy’s voice. Show Less
The major physical changes of puberty can often overshadow the less visible but equally important changes going on below the surface, including the many social and emotional changes that girls and boys both experience. This video covers methods of managing mood swings, the onset of sexual feelings and the natural curiosity to explore one’s changing body. Show Less
Eleanor had a hard time fitting in. She was severely bullied through elementary school. High school wasn’t any different but this time it got a lot worse as she became very depressed and developed paralysing anxiety to the point where she couldn’t breathe. It was physical pain for her. She wouldn’t be able to enter a room full of people nor could she be touched. Life was unbearable. It took time, support and focus but with therapy and medication, Eleanor blossomed into a happy young woman that now studies psychology in University and works in an institution assisting troubled youth. Show Less
In this video teenagers talk about how they feel when they are angry and how they express their anger.
This is a suspenseful tale about the consequences we face if we are not aware of our surroundings. Follow Billy’s journey to school as his friends try to help, but Billy ultimately does not listen. Through Billy’s misadventures, students will learn about the need to watch where you are walking, listen to the environment around you, follow road safety rules and keep track of your belongings. Show Less
In this ‘terrifying’ tale, Billie mysteriously turns up at Sam and Samantha's house in the middle of a thunderstorm. Ignoring all the house rules their parents have put in place, Billie wreaks havoc before suddenly vanishing after answering a knock on the front door - disappearing just as mysteriously as she had arrived. Show Less
The cost of living is something we are faced with all our lives, and there are so many complex factors that impact on it. For young people who are studying or working full-time, often keeping abreast of everything that affects how much money they have to, or choose to, spend can be overwhelming. This production covers a range of factors that contribute to living expenses, and looks at the decoding of payslips, the different types of taxation, how inflation impacts on the value of income, mortgages, and a range of typical expenses encountered when first moving out of home. A presenter, together with interview grabs from Jasmine Birtles, Editor of moneymagpie.com and HSBC Bank Manager, Jane Grant, deliver highly valuable information and advice to any young person about planning for, and coping with, living expenses. Show Less