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4    Influence of Culture, Media, and Technology
     
  
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Anti-Drug Ads This site from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign allows middle and high school students to view all the popular Anti-Drug advertisements using either QuickTime Player or RealPlayer. They can also read the transcript from the ad. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iii - Activities that teach students that most people do not illegally use drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Does Your Friend Have A Drug Problem? This quiz from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign helps middle and high school students determine whether they should talk to a friend about their drug use. (SDFSCA Approved Activity B - Activities that involve families, community sectors, and a variety of drug and violence prevention providers in setting clear expectations against violence and illegal use of drugs and appropriate consequences for violence and illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Kids Most Influenced by Siblings' Drinking and Smoking This summary of the findings of a study by Dr. Abby Fagan, first published in the 2006 issue of American Journal of Drug Issues, provides useful information for teachers and community leaders on the contributions and influence of parents, siblings, and peers on teen drug use. (SDFSCA Approved Activity C - Dissemination of drug and violence prevention information to schools and the community.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Media Hype This resource from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign challenges middle and high school students to analyze the messages they receive from music, television, billboards, and more to find the hidden messages. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Media Literacy for Drug Prevention: Introduction This introduction to the Media Literacy for Drug Prevention unit (PDF) from The New York Times Newspaper in Education Program for middle school students provides the rationale for teaching media literacy to combat substance abuse. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Peer Pressure This interactive resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will help middle school students learn about peer pressure, different forms it can take, and refusal strategies. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Peer Pressure This article from The Nemours Foundation helps teenagers identify their peers, learn about both positive and negative peer pressures, and find out how they can respond when the pressure is on. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Project ALERT This best practice brief (PDF) from KSDE and Designed Instruction LLC provides up-to-date information on Project ALERT, a one- to two-year drug prevention program designed to prevent adolescents in grades 6-8 from beginning drug use, stop those who have experimented from becoming regular users, and curb risk factors influencing drug use. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.i - Activities that address the consequences of violence and the illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Project T.N.T. This best practice brief (PDF) from KSDE and Designed Instruction LLC provides up-to-date information on Project T.N.T., a comprehensive curriculum designed to reduce initiation of youth ages 10-15 to cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco as well as frequency of use for those who have already been initiated. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Reduce Access to Some Media These sets of discussion starters help parents engage their children in conversations about drug abuse and other unhealthy behaviors. The tips provide insight regarding ways to transform potentially harmful media experiences into positive learning experiences for youth. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 1
From: Designed Instruction
Risk Factors This resource from Indiana University - Center for Adolescent Studies details situations and conditions that place students at a high risk of becoming substance users and abusers. (SDFSCA Approved Activity E.x - Counseling, mentoring, referral services, and other student assistance practices and programs, including assistance provided by qualified school-based mental health services providers and the training of teachers by school-based mental health services providers in appropriate identification and intervention techniques for students at risk of violent behavior and illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Send An E-Card This resource from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign allows middle and high school students to send an e-card with an anti-drug message to a friend. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iii - Activities that teach students that most people do not illegally use drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Smoking This resource from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign gives middle and high school students information on smoking and smokeless tobacco and marijuana. It also contains advice on helping a friend who is smoking. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.i - Activities that address the consequences of violence and the illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Step Up This two-page brochure (PDF) from the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign gives middle and high school students tips on how to help a friend or sibling who uses alcohol or drugs. (SDFSCA Approved Activity B - Activities that involve families, community sectors, and a variety of drug and violence prevention providers in setting clear expectations against violence and illegal use of drugs and appropriate consequences for violence and illegal use of drugs.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Study: Anti-Smoking Campaign is Helping This article first published in Newsday describes results of a national ad campaign associated with declines in youth smoking. The information is instructive for middle and high school students as well as local leaders exploring the use of local advertising. (SFSCA Approved Activity A.vi - Activities that engage students in the learning process.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Teen Pitfalls (to Substance Abuse) - Stress, Boredom, Extra Money This survey for middle school students from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) explains risk factors that lead to substance abuse in teens. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.i - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Tobacco 101 This article from the Center for Addiction Research of British Columbia (CARBC) tells the truth about tobacco and provides middle school students with additional colorful pictures. Teachers will also find it useful for background information on the tobacco plant, nicotine, and effects of tobacco. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.ii - Activities that promote a sense of individual responsibility.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction
Tobacco Advertising Gallery This resource from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids features advertisements for tobacco products for students in elementary, middle, and high school to use to determine the message and audience targeted. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.iv - Activities that teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use.)

Submitted by: Batch 3
From: Designed Instruction
Tobacco Photo Gallery These pictures displaying anti-smoking messages from The Foundation for a Smokefree America can be used for making posters or in class projects. Students can also print them, hang them in their room, and enjoy. (SDFSCA Approved Activity A.vi - Activities that engage students in the learning process.)

Submitted by: Batch 2
From: Designed Instruction

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