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WAYS TO AVOID RISKY SITUATIONS
Years 11 & 12 Band, Health & Physical Education
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Food & Nutrition
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Ways to avoid risky situations - 45 minutes
1. Various ways to say 'no'
2. Saying 'no' & avoiding risky situations
Close - out of session assignment allocated
SUGGESTED SESSION TIME ALLOCATIONS:
NOTE ON FLEXIBILITY:
Teachers may prefer to allocate 2 or more 45 minute sessions to this module, to allow students more time to respond online and re-watch videos. This would be particularly relevant, if additional, longer-term projects were determined as useful to consolidate and share knowledge and findings in the wider community.
WAYS TO AVOID
It is important for teachers & facilitators to understand that social and emotional learning fosters the ability to make positive choices about how we behave. As teens, students need to build up the ‘tool kit’ of life skills to strengthen their decision-making skills.
reflecting & analysing
These can be incorporated through the segment via online group discussion. Additionally, when face to face group opportunities present themselves use may be made in pedagogy such as role-play, debating, presentations at assemblies, and local community groups. Teachers will also know that our experiences and actions affect the way our brains develop and positive role models and interactions from family members and others such as club leaders, coaches, teachers, friends and social groups.
Quality feedback, reactions and experiential learning add to the teen’s ‘tool kit’ by helping them to learn:
• Strategies for relating and interacting with others
• Assertive behaviour skill
• How to establish and manage changing relationships – offline and online
• General health and wellbeing activities
• What impact Social / emotional health has on general well being
• Observe real resilience skills in action that support resilient behaviour
• See how others demonstrate coping skills and help seeking strategies
Topic 1 - Various ways to say 'no'
BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS & FACILITATORS
Saying ‘no’ can be difficult in many situations. However, when the situation is risky, dangerous, illegal or something that is uncomfortable, not being able to do so, can create even greater stress for teens and young adults. This, in itself, is unhealthy.
ONLINE CLASSROOM TASK ONE
This video has some useful hints and strategies that may help some people: discuss the content and encourage additional suggestions from the class.
Topic 2 - Saying 'no' & avoiding risky situations
ONLINE CLASSROOM TASK ONE
ROAD/PASSENGER SAFETY - avoid getting into a car when the driver has been drinking or taking drugs.
Share the infographic with students and ask for comments and additional ideas.
Ask students to develop their own info-graphic. This will need out of session time.
ONLINE CLASSROOM TASK TWO
Students choose one topic from options below and present findings via powerpoint or video presentation. Out of session time allocation may be needed. A group project could be developed, putting the findings together in a brochure/s to distribute to other year levels in the school.