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Talk the Talk: Film and Teaching pack

 

Talk the Talk

About this resource

Helping parents and carers talk to their children about relationships and sex.

The film is an entertaining and engaging mix of drama and interviews with parents and teenagers. It's an excellent resource for schools, parenting courses and parents wishing to get tips on dealing with SRE.

TOP TIPS

"Keep talking to them and they'll be more likely to come to you with anything that is worrying them. You have to make that time for your kids" - Parent

"Once your child comes to you with a question - they've opened a door, so it's a good idea that you are prepared" - Parent

SYNOPSIS

The drama follows a father’s reaction to a letter about relationship and sex education from his teenage daughter’s school. He is shocked to realise she is growing up. At first he has a blazing row with her but as the drama unfolds we see how, with his new partner's support (and his alter ego, Coach), he manages to have a level-headed and honest discussion with his daughter about relationships and sex, and also how to successfully negotiate drinking, parties and boyfriends with her in a calm way.

We also see Rachel’s friend Nicky who is concerned about her youngest son’s exposure to online porn and online grooming, and how Rachel deals with a set of awkward questions from her own young son at home.

Interspersed with the drama are interviews with Walsall parents and pupils from the Mirus Academy in Walsall which expand on some of the key points of the drama, such as when is a good place and age to talk about these things.

ANIMATIONS

Useful films showing menstruation, intercourse, conception and labour.

FACT FILES

Delivered by a family planning nurse Samantha Allen, these are informative guides to the following topics:

Methods of contraception
Sex and the law
Sexually transmitted infections - STIs

WRITTEN RESOURCES

A tip sheet and signposting document both contain more information, discussion points and links to helpful services.

AIMED AT PARENTS/CARERS WITH CHILDREN AGED 11+

TOPIC AREAS:

When and how to talk your children
The monitoring of young people’s whereabouts
Internet safety and sexting
Family values
Rules and boundaries
Risky behaviour
How to help young people make informed choices
The law concerning sex

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RUNNING TIME:

Drama 28 mins - Extras 18 minutes

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