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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: CONFLICT WITH AUTHORITY

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From teachers at school to adults in their community, the actions of students often come into conflict with adults around them, in ways that are often equally unintentional and completely on purpose. In “”Conflicts With Authority,”” students will gain valuable insight as how to best to deal with situations where they find themselves butting heads with authority figures in their everyday lives through two engaging vignettes. In “”Just Having Fun,”” the antics of a group of rowdy teenagers attract the attention of the police. How should the...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: STUDENT & ADULT CONFLICT

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Conflicts between teenagers and adults aren’t uncommon, but rarely are they resolved in a manner that’s well thought out. Student & Adult Conflicts provides a blueprint for dealing with such flare-ups when they occur through two dramatized vignettes. In “”I Want It Now,”” a student and teacher get into a needlessly heated argument in front of the class without a proper way to diffuse the potentially embarrassing situation, while in “”Get Out,”” a storeowner mistakenly believes that a group of students have stolen from him. Includ

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: BULLYING

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Whether they are personally involved or merely bystanders to the situation at hand, students often find themselves faced with bullies both in and out of school. But how does one go about dealing with such troublesome situations without being drawn into unnecessary confrontations? In Bullying, students will develop a better understanding of ways to deal effectively with bullies through two detailed vignettes: In “”It’s Not Funny . . . It Hurts!, an overweight student new to school faces a daily regiment of bullying by others who ride his bus. What should he do? And in...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: PEER CONFLICT

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Students often come into conflict with each other, but dealing with such situations in an objective manner is rare. In Peer Conflicts, students will examine ways to deal with each other when conflicts arise through two vignettes. In “”Getting Even,”” a spilled soda, a new car and a group of excited friends push two students toward a first fight in an excellent example of peer pressure and its potential to incite violence. And in “”He Said, She Said,”” a bevy of hearsay and innuendo leads to hurtful rumors that jeopardize a friendship, providing...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: HARASSMENT

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Getting picked on because of perceived differences by others is something everyone experiences at least once during their formative years, but just how does one deal with such situations? In Harassment, students will develop a better understanding of ways to deal effectively with such situations through two detailed vignettes. In “”It’s My Right…It’s My Choice,”” a teenage girl sets herself apart from other students by the way she looks, but do other students have the right to target her for harassment? And in “”We’re Supposed to Be...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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Being harassed because of one’s sex or sexual orientation is uncalled for, but often, such harmful attention is derived from students not knowing that they’ve crossed the line. In Sexual Harassment, students will develop a better understanding of ways to deal effectively with such situations through two detailed vignettes. In “”Crossing the Line,”” a male student’s overt flirtations with a female peer continually puts her into embarrassing situations, and illustrates how to avoid being the recipient of such harassment as well as when such attention...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: CRISIS INTERVENTION

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Whether it be confiding a personal problem or voicing an implied threat, an important key to acting on a potential crisis is to take the matter seriously. In Crisis Intervention, students will examine the possible warning signs and methods that one could employ to deal with such dilemmas before they become a problem. In “”Stop being So Dramatic,”” a girl who’s been recently dumped by her boyfriend voices suicidal thoughts. Should her friend take her seriously? Speaking of which, in “”We Didn’t Take Him Seriously,”” a kid in school...

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERIES: PEER PRESSURE

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Often to fit in, students succumb to peer pressure, which inevitably leads them into less desirable situations. In Peer Pressure, viewers will examine two scenarios to gain a better understanding of the potential problems to which such pressure often leads, and how best to deal with it when such situations arise. In “”Hacking, Cracking, Stealing,”” a student is cajoled by the star player of the football team to hack into the school’s computer system in order to amend a failing grade. And in “”With Friends Like These…””, a new student...

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