Grades 7-12: FAQ's

Does the Teen Lures TV Newscast/School Program replace the Think First & Stay Safe™ School Program for Grades 7-12?

Yes and no. Yes in that Teen Lures Prevention is a natural extension of Child Lures Prevention's Think First & Stay Safe™ School Program. Middle and high school students wanted prevention programming that is hands-on, empowering and sensitive to their unique technological upbringing. Enter the Teen Lures TV Newscast with video clips and accompanying Class Discussion Plans.

No, in that some schools utilize the Think First & Stay Safe™School Program for middle and high school students to peer teach younger students. Teens who have participated in the Think First & Stay Safe™ program in grade school are usually eager to be trained to teach the program to elementary students.

SEE ALSO: History of the Child Lures School Program

What do students learn when they participate in the Teen Lures TV Newscast/School Program?

Teen Lures Prevention teaches youngsters life skills in personal safety. Student anchors discuss how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior, both offline and online, and how to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous behaviors, people and situations. Teens are encouraged to think critically, analyze situations and learn how to recognize and trust their gut instincts.

The Teen Lures TV Newscast provides an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students to actively participate in preventing crimes against teens and youth. Students serve as news anchors, offering their peers both awareness and safety solutions in the face of troubling news

What does the Teen Lures TV Newscast consist of?

The Teen Lures TV Newscast consists of nine (9) Student Anchor News Scripts, each with a corresponding video News Clip. Each video News Clip reveals a technique criminals use to lure teens, college students, and even adults into potentially exploitive or dangerous situations. (Two student anchors participate in delivering each newscast.)

The Student Anchor News Scripts provide lead-ins and tags for each video News Clip. Accompanying Classroom Lesson Plans can be used to introduce and/or augment the TV Newscast.

How long is each broadcast piece?

Each broadcast piece is approximately 2-3 minutes in total length, including the Student Anchor lead in, video news clip and student anchor wrap-up. Optional local tie-ins are suggested.

(Students are encouraged to incorporate local stories into each Newscast. Some teens simply refer to local news stories happening in their community and incorporate the local stories as much as possible.)

Does the program offer a balanced perspective?

Yes. Teens are reassured that the vast majority of people are sincerely committed to the education, happiness and well-being of all youngsters. Those who prey on teens are the exception.

Has the program been proven to work?

Yes. Recent excellent Program Evaluations document that the Teen Lures TV Newscast effectively improves students' knowledge and acquisition of prevention skills. The Program has also proven to heighten crime awareness for teens and initiate conversation between teens and their parents. Students feel empowered by sharing their knowledge with peers, as well as their adult audience. Program Evaluations provided upon request: e-mail us

Does the Teen Lures TV Newscast/School Program address bullying and harassment?

Yes. Teen Lures Prevention addresses bullying and harassment - offline, online and electronically. Students learn how to cope with these offensive behaviors and when and how to report them. The importance of reporting unwanted or inappropriate attention is stressed. Teen hotlines and online help links are provided.

Does the Teen Lures TV Newscast/School Program address peer-to-peer sexual exploitation?

Yes. Teens are at highest risk for sexual crimes, often by a peer. In fact, persons under 18 years of age account for 67% of all reported sexual assaults, and as much as 30% of all sexual crimes are committed by juvenile perpetrators. The program also addresses other forms of peer exploitation, including cyber bullying, cyber stalking, textual harassment and sexting (distributing inappropriate or embarrassing images of others.)

How do we involve parents?

For any prevention program to be truly successful, parents must be supportive and involved. Prior to classroom presentations or student broadcasts, schools are encouraged to hold a parent orientation where parents can review the Student Anchor Scripts, Video News Clips, Class Discussion Plans, and raise any questions or concerns they may have. For online program orientation, provide the following url to parents: Grades 7-12 Program

Distribution of the Let's Talk Teens Parent Handbook gives parents and other caregivers an educational tool to prompt home discussions. Let's Talk Teens navigates parents through tough issues facing teens today and provides specific strategies for keeping them safe. Parents learn how to help teens understand what healthy and respectful relationships look like and how to set and communicate personal boundaries.

Schools are also welcome to link to Grades 7-12 Program or for free additional resources and information for parents and schools alike.

Do the Teen Lures TV Newscast and School Program have permanence?

Yes. Once a school district or one of its schools adopts the Teen Lures TV Newscast, it becomes a permanent resource that is easily incorporated into existing health curriculum and/or Technology Education. Local tie-in stories keep the material fresh year to year.

Targeted grades, as well as new students and personnel, can be involved each year. Peer teaching and community outreach opportunities abound.

How often are Teen Lures Prevention materials updated?

The Teen Lures Prevention resources were most recently updated in June, 2015 to ensure the latest cultural issues and safety concerns facing today's teens are addressed. These updates are based on CLP/TLP's ongoing research, as well as the invaluable input of students, parents and educators.

Educators, parents and students are also encouraged to visit (and Like) CLP/TLP's Facebook page, Child Lures Prevention/Teen Lures Prevention, for daily posts on research and news related to the health and personal safety of children and youth. For non-members of Facebook, please visit, where CLP/TLP's daily FB posts are available for reading.

What is the cost of the Teen Lures TV Newscast kit?

The Teen Lures TV Newscast kit costs $498.00/per school, plus $14.50 shipping.

Bulk Rates: 6-10 kits cost $439.00/ea, plus 5% shipping.

When ordering (11) or more Program kits, call 1-800-552-2197 or e-mail us for reduced bulk rates and shipping quotation.

How do we fund Teen Lures Prevention programming in our school/district?

Schools employ Title I funding, Safe Schools/Healthy Kids Initiative, At-Risk Funds, PTA/PTO sponsorship, as well as general funds. Area businesses and civic organizations are usually more than willing to sponsor the Teen Lures™ TV Newscast School Program and/or Let's Talk Teens parent handbooks. Click here for more information on funding options. .

How do I PREVIEW Teen Lures TV Newscast School Program™ for my SCHOOL, SCHOOL DISTRICT or ORGANIZATION?

The process to preview the program is simple and free:

  • At your request, we send the Program, at no charge.
  • We encourage you to take 30-60 days to preview the Program.
  • We can provide a list of References for you to contact in your area.
  • We are happy to provide additional information or materials, should you need them.
  • We are readily available to answer any questions that may arise during your preview period.

To arrange a preview of the Teen Lures TV Newscast School Program™, please e-mail us

Can I read references or testimonials from schools that have implemented Teen Lures TV Newscast?

Yes. Please see Success Stories for Teen Lures TV Newscast.