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Teen Romance: What's Risky, What's Not?, DVD


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It’s safe to say that dating, sex, and socializing preoccupy most teenagers—but how often do young people really benefit from and participate in their relationships? This video enables students to see teen romance in a clear light—exploring love, sex, friendship, and how easily all three can get mixed up. With candid discussions about jealousy, trust, peer pressure, and effective communication, the program focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of teenage sex and romance, as well as the best ways to cope with rejection and breakups. Viewers also delve into “cyber relationships,” both friendly and romantic—examining what is gained and lost when technology mediates human connections. Viewable/printable discussion questions are available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (32 minutes)

Length: 33 minutes


ISBN: 9781608250813

Copyright date: ©2009

Closed Captioned

Movie Romance vs. Reality (01:38)
Teens share their feelings about romance and their own definitions of romance. Relationships as portrayed in film or on television are bound by time constraints. Relationships move forward in unnatural rhythms and reduced time frames.

Finding the Right Person (01:57)
Teens learn the value of healthy conversation as they take the opportunity to get to know each other better. Most teens want to be themselves and feel comfortable with their dates.

What Girls Want (00:60)
A girl wants to know that her date cares about her. Girls like boys to honor their boundaries and listen to them.

What Boys Want (00:29)
Boys want someone they are physically attracted to, but they also want good personality and some intelligence.

Friends or Lovers (01:33)
At the core of healthy teen relationships is friendship. Teens differentiate between "going out" and "dating."

Online Relationships (01:09)
Teens discuss how they behave around their friends vs. their girlfriends or boyfriends. Today, teens relate emotionally to each other online.

"Friends with Benefits" (01:31)
Boys have different opinions on "friends with benefits." It suits teens that do not want emotional involvement, but is less attractive to those seeking deeper relationships.

Friendship Network (01:50)
Teens in exclusive relationships need a network of friends to function in. At times, the friends can accomplish what the significant other cannot.

Jealousy (01:44)
Jealous feelings should be talked out between partners. Jealously often looks like controlling behavior such as constantly checking up on a girlfriend or boyfriend.

Love and Technology (01:23)
By communicating via text or Internet, teens can save face and say what they might fear to say "up close and personal." Text communications are often misconstrued or misunderstood.

Safety and the Internet (01:24)
Teens often think they know all they need to about someone they meet online. Assumptions like this can be dangerous.

Teen Sexual Relationships (01:13)
Teens express their opinions about sexual relationships.

Teen Sexual Readiness (01:39)
For most teens there is a gap between emotional readiness for sex and physical readiness.

Risks of Teen Sex (01:44)
Teens must protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Some teens asserts that setting boundaries and sticking to them is key to successful relationships.

Violent Relationships (01:48)
If a teen relationship involves violence or abuse, teens must get help. Drugs and alcohol can increase the possibility of violence or unwanted sex.

Psychological Abuse (01:59)
Some teens experience another teen "messing with their head" by threatening suicide or abandonment. Emotional abuse may result in self-abuse. Teens in trouble can turn to friends and family, or to teachers or counselors.

Teen Break-Ups (01:33)
Teens want closure when their relationships are disintegrating. Face-to-face break-ups with honest conversations are the healthiest for most teens.

Masculinity and Vulnerability (01:03)
It is important for boys to be seen as masculine by other boys. Breaking up online or in a text message may help boys feel less vulnerable. For girls, vulnerability is part of their identity.

Pain and Vulnerability (01:19)
The end of a relationship may hurt both partners, but if the pain of break-up interferes with other relationships with friends and family, it may be time to get help.

How to Handle a Teen Break-Up (01:01)
Teens handle the pain of break-up in different ways. It is important to talk with friends and to get lost in music, sports, or other interests.

What is Love? (01:37)
Love includes feelings of respect, shared laughter, and honesty. Love includes other friends. Love moves slowly. Learn from each relationship.

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