Featured Producer: Cambridge Educational


Avoiding Online Predators and Scams 5 min.

You never know who's on the other end of communications online. That exciting email offering to help you get rich quick can be a scam to trick you out of your money. That friendly kid you met in a game chatroom might be an adult looking to trick you and take advantage. Even websites that look legitimate and official can be fake and meant to steal your personal information or invade your privacy. B...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2020

Gun Violence in Schools 4 min.

School shootings and violence are frightening facts of life for teens. Although each incident is different, there are warning signs teens can learn to look for to alert them to potentially life-threatening actions by other students. It's important to understand what signs signal possible danger and who to talk to if you have reason to believe someone poses a threat to your school. Make the choice...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2020

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Rising Risks 5 min.

The number of people in the United States infected with a sexually transmitted disease has been rising annually for many years with the most new cases appearing in young people. Often STDs show few or no symptoms early on, but they can have serious long-term health consequences. The key to staying health is understanding how STDs spread and how to avoid them through abstinence, or, if sexually act...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2020

EVALI: Vape at Your Own Risk 7 min.

EVALI stands for E-Cigarette or Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury, a range of illnesses caused by electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. An outbreak of EVALI in 2019 led to the discovery that substances in use in common vaping products are harmful to the lungs and can cause serious respiratory disease and even death. This severe health risk, in addition to the financial costs of vaping...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Understanding the Dangers of Club Drugs 6 min.

Club drugs include controlled substances such as ecstasy, GHB, ketamine, LSD, mushrooms, and other drugs commonly associated with parties, raves, and night clubs. Some people use these substances to get high and alter their experiences, while others may slip them to victims in drinks to commit date rape. Every club drug carries serious risks for those who abuse them. Their potential for abuse and...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Understanding Transgender People 5 min.

"Transgender" is a word increasingly in the news these days. It refers to one's sense that their actual gender identity differs from that assigned to them by their physical body. This manifests in gender identity confusion, gender dysphoria, and a wish to live one's life according to their gender identity rather than their biological one. It's a difficult way to live, not in the least because many...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 8 min.

In early 2020, a new form of coronavirus caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, China then quickly spread around the world. This new disease, COVID-19, proved highly contagious and capable of causing a range of symptoms from mild, flu-like fever and chills to fatal respiratory distress with some infected people even remaining asymptomatic. The rapid, global spread of the disease led t...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Concussions and Sports Injuries 5 min.

Concussions are a common occurrence for players of contact sports, such as football. Roughly 20 percent of high school athletes who play them will suffer a concussion in a given year. They can occur during any athletic activity, though, and about 50 percent of the time they go undiagnosed or unreported. This serious head injury requires proper treatment and recovery time. Repeated concussions can...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 6 min.

Trauma occurs in many ways. A sudden accident or an incidence of violence can be traumatic. So can the loss of a loved one or suffering from a grave illness. The effects of trauma often persist long after the traumatizing incident, and they can influence every aspect of one's life. When this occurs it is called post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms may include anxiety, depression, mood swings,...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Depression and Social Media 6 min.

Many teens enjoy social media. Many also face issues with depression or know friends and family members who do. Researchers have established a link between social media use and depression, finding that teens who spend three hours or more per day on social media are more likely to experience anxiety, bad feelings, or depression. It's believed this has contributed to a rise in major depressive disor...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020