Personal Development & Health
This short clip looks at the different ways that incretin therapies are used to aid the breakdown of sugars in people with diabetes.
How and when we experience anxiety is as individual as we are. The ways that we cope with and manage it are different too. This programme provides students with an introduction to anxiety, what it might look and feel like, and some of the useful methods to calm it when it strikes. Combining animation and the metaphor of various circus acts, students will come away with a clearer understanding of this complex emotional state. Show Less
Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of an exam, performance or competition, this programme presents some useful ways to overcome the often-debilitating feelings of pressure, dread and stress so that they can focus on doing their best when the big day arrives. Show Less
Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in this period of transition, this programme is an invaluable tool for students making the leap from Primary to Secondary school, or switching to a new school at any time during their schooling years. Show Less
Follow the journey of nervous Blob as they grapple with the looming storm ahead: high school. Follow Blob as they venture from a place of fear and uncertainty to that of confidence and clarity, as the ins and outs of high school – including friendships, timetables, and navigating campus – are explained in poetic prose. Show Less
A short documentary about the grey areas that surround dating, consent, and how it plays out in our society.
Jules goes on a roller coaster ride taking steps to make right with her social media followers. Her initial apologetic post is well-received, but relief is only temporary… more floodgates open and the consequences of her actions snowball. Meanwhile her friend Aaron is thinking seriously about online revenge tactics... This thought-provoking clip with expert commentary from Project Rockit is an excellent resource for middle-level secondary students. Show Less
As Jules' social media world spirals downwards, her friend Aaron prepares to enter an online hate exchange. Jules turns to Project Rockit for advice, and starts along the hard road of repairing relationships. Meanwhile Aaron rethinks his approach. Part 3 of this series, this clip carries poignant messages about the personal effects of irresponsible and unethical online behaviour, and the importance of developing resilience. Show Less
Jules has built a positive social media presence promoting good digital citizenship, online ethics and safety. So when her friend Aaron faces some social media challenges, she offers sound advice. Yet sometimes good digital citizens stumble - Jules' online popularity takes a new turn, but how will her followers respond? This engaging clip with expert commentary from Project Rockit is ideal for middle-level secondary students. Show Less
A short, beautifully animated clip that highlights some of the damaging effects of bullying, and how we can all contribute to stop bullying.
During a film shoot depicting a rather macabre Victorian supper preparation procedure, we are also taken inside the private life of a couple involved in the production. Things are strained between them as we learn of an incident that occurred the night before. This clip reinforces the fact that domestic violence is never okay, and that both perpetrators and victims should seek help. Show Less
During the filming of a light-hearted production set in Victorian times, a scene portrays a man making an unwelcome advance to a woman. When the filming stops, we see that sexual harassment is also very much alive today in a whole range of situations. This clip explores sexual harassment through a scenario involving role reversal, delivering a poignant message about appropriate and respectful behaviour in relationships. Show Less
Set around a film shoot featuring Victorian era socialites, this video clip focuses on consent in relationships. Through the film dialogue, and ‘real-life’ conversations between the actors and crew, it reinforces an important message about consent between couples. It is not just about the fact that “no” means “no”, but that not saying “yes” also means “no”. Show Less
As we watch a scene being filmed where the arrival of a platypus triggers off debate between Victorian era scientists about the animal’s exact identity, we learn that one of the film crew is ‘genderqueer’. It gives rise to a discussion between others on the set about gender identity and explores how stereotyping about adherence to gender-based behavioural norms can challenge and confront conventional mindsets. Show Less
At the age of 13, a boy approached Cristina asking her to be his girlfriend. She declined the boy's offer and he became angry, threatening that she would regret it. One day, Cristina came to school and everyone watched her every move, whispering in ears and laughing. She felt something was terribly wrong. She inquired from a friend that told her this boy had circulated a nude photo online saying that it was Cristina although the person’s face was not seen. She was mortified and ran home. She thought that her parents, the school, or at least the authorities would be able to put a quick stop to it, but she was wrong. This devastation turned her into a tormented young woman who could not escape the rumours for seven years. It destroyed her life as a teenager, broke her spirit, and ultimately made her not want to live life any more. Show Less
From as early as he can remember, Shawn had lived with extreme anxiety. As the years went by, he couldn’t connect with other students. He was bullied and could never understand why. A darkness of alienation grew within him and his parents sought help. After years of searching, finally a doctor pinpointed Shawn’s mental health issues. He had Asperger’s. Armed with this knowledge and treatment, Shawn found his way back in the world and learned how to control his disorder. He now helps younger kids who struggle with this mental health disorder. Show Less
As far back as David could remember, he did not identify with being a little girl. He wished he were a boy. Depression and anxiety set in and it just got worse until puberty hit and he could no longer deal with it. He told his parents that he identified as a boy, and he couldn’t pretend any longer. The moment he changed his name to David and decided live openly as a male, life started making sense. Happiness set in like he had never experienced and with his parents’ and sister’s support, David finally found comfort. Show Less
At the age of 13, Sterling was a cheerleader and cross country runner. One day her uncle commented that she was getting rolls around her belly. Sterling became obsessed about her weight. She stopped eating and when she did, purging was the option. She was losing weight beyond what was normal while still competing and running until the point where she mutilated herself and ending up in an institution. Sterling was 170 cm and weighed 43 kg. Her body started to shut down. She stopped menstruating and the doctors warned her that she may never be able to have children. Her miraculous recovery is truly an inspiring story to all youth. The moral of this story? 'One small unkind word can have devastating effects on another persons life.' Show Less
Lindsay (Eekwol) grew up in the First Nations community. She experienced an unforgiving world of drugs, alcohol and violence, within her family. As a child, she lived in fear while her parents and their friends had endless parties that often broke out in fights. As she grew up in this environment, she soon developed into an abuser of drugs and alcohol herself. Falling victim to blackouts and on one occasion she almost died one night lying unconscious on the highway. This seminal moment caused her devoted sister to give up on her - unless she changed her ways. For the first time in her life, she listened, and the path of being clean and sober led to a successful solo female aboriginal hip hop artist. Show Less