Violence Prevention

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Blow-Ups and Rages: Learning to Manage Your Anger (cc)

Anger is a natural response to many of life’s most troubling situations, but all too often explosions of teen anger can be harmful and hurtful. Hostility and anger can devastate a teen’s life, destroy relationships, cloud effective thinking, impact school performance, affect physical health and ruin future career plans. This program uses dramatic, thought-provoking interviews with real teenagers to demonstrate that, although it is easy to lose emotional control in school, at home and with friends, there are ways to resist exploding in anger or defiance. An adolescent psychologist offers viewers a wealth of common sense tips and advice that will help them more confidently cope with their emotional or angry responses to daily stresses. Tips include: recognizing anger triggers, taking a breath before reacting, defusing situations by talking, learning relaxation techniques and much more. Teacher’s Resource Book activities enable students to examine their own anger triggers and learn effective, healthy ways to harness their emotions.

Preview a three minute clip: here

Grades 7 - College           18 min.           2010           DVD-5022

Grades 7-College
The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence

Addressing specifically the question of violence and the media, The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Gerbner encourages us to think about the psychological, political, social and developmental impacts of growing up and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent images.
High School - Adult            34 min.           1994            DVD-5117

High School - Adult
Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle

With a firearm present in about half of all American households, kids must learn that guns are not toys. The Eddie Eagle Elementary Gun Safety Education Program teaches children this vital lesson through four simple safety steps. If you see a gun:

  • STOP!

Elementary           7 min.           1992           V-5061

Set Straight on Bullies

Whoever thought bullies were all talk and no action needs to view this National School Safety Center video, produced to help school administrators educate faculty, parents and students about the severity of the schoolyard bullying problem. The video is a docudrama "trigger film" designed to stimulate discussion and strategic planning among students, educators, parents and community leaders in the development of bully prevention plans. The message is clear: Bullying hurts everyone. The video tells the dramatic story of a bullying victim and how the problems adversely affects his life as well as the lives of the bully, other students, parents and educators.
Adult            17 min.           1988            V-5030

Show and Tell: The Movie, v. 1

This school time movie entitled Show and Tell! depicts a dynamic tale of a student as he confronts violence, bullying and inappropriate sexual conduct in his school. NOTE: This video is the showpiece of the entire Early Faces of Violence program. We recommend that it be shown before the viewers watch any of the companion instructional videos.
K - 6           20 min.           1999           V-5013

K - 6
Teen Truth: An Inside Look at Bullying and School Violence (cc)

This multi-faceted production weaves together several dramatic strands, creating a unique and candid view of how bullying directly correlates to the rise of school violence in schools. In one strand, viewers follow a fictionalized story of a confused teenager toting a backpack as he rides a bus to school. Through his narration we learn of his inner frustrations and it becomes increasing clear that he is armed and prepared to use his concealed weapon. In another strand, we see and hear the voices and pictures of real teens videotaping and questioning their own peers about the devastating effects of bullying and violence in and around their schools. Viewers experience the Columbine disaster, through live voice recordings of parents, teachers and students talking to 911 operators as the disaster occurred. Finally, viewers hear from experts and students about the best ways to combat bullying and school violence while the story of the armed young man riding the bus takes a surprising twist. A detailed teacher's resource book provides activities, work sheets, fact sheets and resources to aid in the struggle to stop bullying and school violence.
Grades 7-12                   24 min.          2006              DVD-5124

Grades 7-12
The Hunting Ground

From the makers of The Invisible War comes a startling expose of sexual assault crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.

The Hunting Ground is available on Netflix

Official Trailer

The Hunting Ground viewing guide

Adult   103 min.   2015   DVD-5067   

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture

 In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men -- and women -- to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. This program contains graphic and extreme violence, explicit language and partial nudity. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

High School/Adult     80 min.     2013 

Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity

While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. Tough Guise is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society, including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and elsewhere, needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. This exciting new media literacy tool-- utilizing racially diverse subject matter and examples-- will enlighten and provoke students (both males and females) to evaluate their own participation in the culture of contemporary masculinity.
High School - Adult            87 min.           1999            DVD-5121

High School - Adult
WISE OWL SAYS: When Telling Isn't Tattling (cc)

This engaging video combines animation and live-action segments to help young viewers understand the difference between tattling (which aims to land someone else in trouble) and telling (which aims to help someone solve a problem). The program features a wise-cracking animated Wise Owl who tells viewers that if they want to figure out the difference between telling and tattling, they should ask themselves his four "whoo" questions - Who might get hurt? Who is afraid? Who does it help? Who do I tell? The program presents a series of vignettes in which youngsters have to decide what to do. The "whoo rules" are revisited often. Wise Owl Says assists teachers in breaking their students of the tattling habit. Program includes follow-up class activities to reinforce the program's concepts.

Preview a three minute clip

Grades K-2            12 min.           2006            DVD-5135

Grades K-2
Wrestling with Manhood: Boys, Bullying & Battering

Wrestling with Manhood is the first educational program to pay attention to the enormous popularity of professional wrestling among male youth, addressing its relationship to real-life violence and probing the social values that sustain it as a powerful cultural force. Richly illustrating their analysis with numerous examples, Sut Jhally and Jackson Katz the award-winning creators of the videos Dreamworlds and Tough Guise, respectively offer a new way to think about the enduring problems of men's violence against women and bullying in our schools. Drawing the connection between professional wrestling and the construction of contemporary masculinity, they show how so-called "entertainment" is related to homophobia, sexual assault and relationship violence. They further argue that to not engage with wrestling in a serious manner allows cynical promoters of violence and sexism an uncontested role in the process by which boys become "men." Designed to engage the wrestling fan as well as the cultural analyst, Wrestling with Manhood will provoke spirited debate about some of our most serious social problems. 

High School - Adult           45 or 60 min.           2002            DVD-5122

High School - Adult
You and Your School, v. 7

You and Your School educates parents, guardians and community members about the issues of violence, bullying and sexual harassment and talks about what they can do at home to help. This school time movie entitled Show and Tell! depicts a dynamic tale of a student as he confronts violence, bullying and inappropriate sexual conduct in his school.
Parents, Guides, and Community            12 min.           1999            V-5019

Parents, Guides, and Community