It is the young people that take part in producing the show that help plan and make the issue based stories. The result is an accurate interface with the target audience which is of he same age.
With the help of leading experts, each story is explored 'THROUGH THE EYES' of the young producers that are engaged in making it.
When a story is completed is is checked by the experts to ensure it is an accurate representation of the issue being covered.
Surviving Adolescence with a Drivers Licence
Toward the close of 2008 'THE CREW' was given a grant from the Federal Govt. to develop a driver safety documentary.
The documentary looks at the issues of driver safety for young people and explores reasons why they are over represented in road accident statistics. We talk to paramedics, police, psychologists, drug and alcohol experts and of course the young people themselves.
Tragically in the opening of the following year 4 precious young people lost their lives in a car accident in Warwick, QLD. THE CREW tracks the funerals and impact on family and friends over the next 6 months.
This coverage is raw, un emotively shot and edited, very powerful, very real and highly impacting. To View the documentary follow the 'Road Safety' link opposite.
Copies of the documentary are freely available to schools or youth groups. Please email us with your details if you would like a copy
Contact details and links are on the HOME page (link above).
'Through The Eyes of Youth' section of our program looks at issues that effect young people. To a large extent it is the young people themselves that come up with the story ideas and treatment concepts.
We have a growing list of mini documentaries that cover a wide range of topics. Topics include:-
Peer Group Pressure, Growing Up - What's so hard about it?, Stress, Road Safety, Anxiety, Depression, The impact of Smoking Dope, Smoking, Alcohol Abuse, Bullying, Suicide, What to do in your spare time, Relationships, Drug Pushing, etc.
We are developing new stories all the time so if you would like to suggest an area that needs looking at let us know.
Our contact details can be found on the 'Home' page of this web site.
The stories that are a part of the THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUTH program are typically between 4 - 8 minutes long and are not designed as complete treatments of the issues being looked at. They are an introduction to the issue with the aim od demystifying and removing the sense of isolation that often comes when someone is going through a rough time.
If you are personally dealing with some of these issues its OK to get some help.
If you intend using the stories as a resource in a classroom we suggest you use them as a discussion starter. There is a wealth of resource on the web sites linked to in the GETTING HELP menu that will assist you with a better understanding of background and direction for lesson design.
From 2011 many of the issues based stories will be available on compilation DVD which will also include lesson plans and teacher notes. This material is an invaluable resource for the PDHPE classrooms.
These notes will also be available for download directly from the web site.
The web sites accessed from the 'GETTING HELP' link on this page also provide invaluable information sheets and work sheets that are a great resource both for personal and classroom use.
The resources that can be downloaded from this site are made available for use by schools and other youth organizations. Permission is granted for teachers and youth workers wishing to duplicate material to do so specifically for use in their own classrooms. The material is otherwise fully copyright to Schools Broadcasting Australia Pty Ltd 2010 and may not be duplicated or incorporated in any publication or program without written permission.
It's important to know that everyone experiences difficult times at some stage through their life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help, we all need it at one time or another.
Places you can get help may include:-
1) A trusted friend
2) A family member, mum , dad, sister, brother, uncle or aunty
3) A teacher or school councilor
4) Your local Doctor who can refer you to specialist psychologists and councilors if you need it.
There is also phone services you can ring for advice and help like:-
KIDS HELP LINE 1800 55 1800
LIFELINE 13 11 14 .
ON LINE help
The is a growing number of web sites that offer information and help. Some are listed below.
Growing up has never been the simplest of tasks. With the rapid rate of changes in many aspects of today's society the pressure on young people is greater than ever.
'THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUTH' is a section of our program dedicated to exploring the issues that young people face. It is the young people that take part in the program that propose and develop the treatment of the areas covered. They do this with the assistants of our support team that includes some of the most renown psychologists in the country.
The aim of each story is to demystify the issues, help removing the sense of isolation young people often experience when they are facing difficulties and give some direction as to where help can be found.