Unit 9.1 – Levels of control of high-risk behaviour and risky circumstances

Here are the transparencies and activities for Unit 9.1. On this page you’ll also find links to sites you can surf and videos you can watch to help you with the unit. (We call these links WEP, which stands for Web Enhancement Pack).

Transparency 1 for Unit 9.1: Decision-making about high-risk behaviour (2 pages)


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WEP 9.1 (a)
TypeDescriptionLevelMode
Dealing with peer pressure

Peer pressure can be very difficult to withstand. Watch this video for a look at some advice on how to “walk away” from peer pressure. You can watch it on your own.

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Risk - is it in you?

In this presentation, Enoch the Maths teacher helps you to learn about risk - what it is, and what it means to us.

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Risk-taking questionnaire

This is an example of a questionnaire that is given to adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14. You should simply read through the questions and discuss them in pairs. You are not expected to do the test as this kind of information is very private. Since it is aimed at your age group the material is easily accessible.

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Risk-taking scenarios

This video shows how youth can be tempted into making risky decisions that can affect your entire life. Easily accessible. Can be watched on your own and then discussed in small groups – what would you do?

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Youth risk behaviour

A list of youth risk behaviour, and some of the common differences between boys and girls when it comes to risky behaviour. Read the list by yourself, and then brainstorm with a friend some of the problematic consequences that can result from these behaviours.

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Binge drinking

Read this article for a look at the problem of teenage binge drinking in South Africa.

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Want to know more about what South Africans think about sex?

This is an interesting look at a survey done amongst young people in South Africa in 2002. It is written clearly and in an accessible style. On the web page are many links to other sites you may find interesting and relevant.

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Learning Activity 1 for Unit 9.1: Positive and negative consequences


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Transparency 2 for Unit 9.1: How to reduce the likelihood of bad consequences (2 pages)


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WEP 9.1 (b)
TypeDescriptionLevelMode
Does the SA Government help young people avoid risky behaviour?

Visit this site to find out about what measures are in place to help South African youth in risky situations. May need teacher assistance.

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Youth gambling in South Africa

An overview of the research done on how widely spread youth gambling is in South Africa. Easily accessible. You can read and think about this on your own.

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Youth at risk programme

By looking at some programmes for Youth at Risk you may gain further insight into the issue. Visit this site to learn more about a charity in England that helps youth at risk. May need teacher assistance.

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More about risk-taking

This is a discussion about why different people take risks. Watch the video in pairs and then discuss whether you think you take risks, and why.

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Learning Activity 2 for Unit 9.1: So, would you do it or not? (2 pages)


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