Online lessons for safer living
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This lesson teaches the viewer about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Wash your hands frequentlyRegularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain social distancingMaintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouthWhy? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyStay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
Having an HIV Test
Having an HIV Test
The Having an HIV Test DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. HIV is a very serious incurable disease; this DVD teaches the importance of getting tested to prevent the spread of it. HIV tests are very simple and require only a blood or a saliva sample. The viewer is taught how easily HIV can be passed on, especially during the first few stages of the illness, before it has been detected. The DVD advises the viewer to get tested at their local health clinic, as well as what to do if they find out they are HIV positive. If a person is HIV positive, they are taught how to take necessary precautions to stop the spread of HIV, as well as the importance of getting the medical help they need.
HIV/AIDS A Guide For Children
HIV AIDS A Guide For Children
The HIV/AIDS: A Guide For children DVD explains to children that having HIV needn’t change their lives completely. They can still hug and kiss their family and friends, go to school, and play and have fun with their friends as normal. The DVD dispels commonly held myths about how HIV can and cannot be transmitted. It teaches that you cannot catch HIV by sharing cups, spoons, clothes, toys or living in the same house, but stresses the importance of covering cuts and wounds and not touching syringes, needles or razor blades. The DVD emphasises that those with HIV/AIDS are not bad people, though others may not understand this and be cruel or unkind. The importance of antiretroviral medicine, blood tests and health clinics is stressed. Talking about HIV/AIDS with others particularly after bereavement is suggested, as is the caring for a relative with AIDS. The whole lesson demonstrates audiovisually that a child with HIV may sometimes feel ill, but the child can still have fun and play with friends. The DVD tries to make the child feel as normal as possible.
Say No to Glue And Drugs
Say No to Glue And Drugs
This DVD teaches the dangers of glue and drugs and encourages the viewer to say no to them. The lesson teaches the viewer the long term effects drugs and glue have on the body that can lead to more serious illnesses and even death. Drugs and glue are particularly dangerous as they are addictive and can change a persons behaviour. They can make a person more at risk of having an accident or being vulnerable to abuse. Drugs and glue can also have an affect on a users family and their community, as well as ruining their education or career. Often there is no outside help available to people with this addiction, so the lesson teaches the viewer not to start taking drugs or sniffing glue. Instead it encourages the viewer to participate in other activities such as sport or music. If the viewer is addicted they are encouraged to seek help from their family and friends. They are taught to raise the awareness of the dangers of glue and drugs and help those around them to stay away from them as well.
Avoiding Malaria raises awareness of the dangers of malaria and the shocking fact that many die from it every year. With immediate treatment and more information, lives could be saved. The disease can affect anyone, with pregnant women and children most at risk. The DVD covers the causes and symptoms of malaria and when people are most at risk of getting it. The DVD also informs the viewer on how to prevent malaria, emphasising the importance of bed nets and insecticides. The prevention of mosquitoes breeding can also drastically reduce cases of malaria. The DVD gives vital and informative information on how to prevent malaria, as well as how to recognise the symptoms of it and what to do if you or someone you know contracts it.
Bednets Save Lives
Bednets Save Lives
This DVD complements the Education Saves Lives lesson on Avoiding Malaria. This lesson raises awareness of malaria and its symptoms and also how to prevent against it. The viewer is taught how malaria is spread by mosquitoes and how to protect themselves by using a bed net. Mosquitoes are most active at night so bed nets are a vital way to protect against them. The viewer is taught the importance of using a bed net every night and ensuring it covers the whole bed. The DVD also teaches the importance of looking after a bed net by treating it with insecticide and repairing it if it becomes damaged.
The Diarrhoea DVD raises awareness of the seriousness of the illness, which results in many childrens deaths each year. The viewer is taught the dangers of germs and how vitally important toilet hygiene and washing hands with soap and water is in preventing the spread of germs. Diarrhoea is particularly dangerous for children as they lose water quicker than adults and without proper care diarrhoea can lead to other illnesses such as malnutrition. The DVD is a useful guide for parents to help prevent their child from getting diarrhoea and how to treat them if they do. The viewer is taught the importance in keeping their childs fluid levels up by extra breastfeeding if they are young enough, or providing them with lots of clean drinking water. The DVD focuses on how to make a simple rehydration mixture, which can be fed to a child. The viewer is taught the quantities of the mixture and how much and for how long the mixture should be given depending on the childs age. The lesson advises the viewer to take their child to a health clinic if symptoms persist or get worse.
This DVD teaches mothers how vitally important it is to immunise their children. Getting their children immunised at a young age can prevent life threatening diseases such as measles and polio. Mothers are taught that alongside breastfeeding, immunisation is crucial in protecting their children and keeping them healthy. The DVD shows how immunisations are given, as well as what side effects to expect and what to do if a child becomes ill after being immunised. The lesson teaches how all children must be immunised and it is important that, if an immunisation is given as a series of injections, they must complete the whole series.
TB Can Be Cured
TB Can Be Cured
TB kills one person every 15 seconds, even though it can almost always be cured with treatment and prevented if the right action is taken. The DVD informs the viewer of how TB is spread by germs in the air and the main symptoms of it. In the DVD the viewer learns the importance of getting medical help if they have any of the symptoms as well as what will happen at a health clinic and the type of treatment they will be given. The most important lesson is how the person must continue their treatment for the full 6-8 months as this will not only cure them of TB, but also prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease. The DVD teaches the importance of getting medical attention and continuing with treatment.
Looking After your Teeth
Looking After Your Teeth
This DVD teaches the importance of looking after your teeth to avoid getting infections or diseases.
This DVD teaches the importance of using safe water and how to obtain it. Unsafe water can be dangerous as it can cause illness and is particularly harmful to babies and young children. The lesson teaches the viewer to always get water from a clean, safe source such as a pipe or a pump, rather than an open pool. If they do not have access to a safe source the viewer is taught how to make their water safe by boiling it to kill off any germs. They are also shown a simple method of purifying water by letting it stand in a clear bottle or container in sunlight for a couple of days. The DVD teaches how to store water to ensure it stays safe and clean.
This DVD raises awareness of human trafficking and teaches the viewer how to protect themselves against it. Human trafficking is illegal and causes many people to be forced away from their homes, to work long hours in poor conditions. Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking, especially children who are most vulnerable. The lesson teaches how traffickers acquire their victims often through false advertisements or by kidnapping or bribery. Human traffickers work by controlling their victims, making them dependent upon them. They take them away from their homes and families, often making them break the law or force them to take drugs or work in prostitution. The lesson teaches the viewer to be wary of anyone who offers them a new life. They are taught to protect themselves by asking questions and staying alert and gaining as much information as possible. The DVD advises the viewer to raise awareness of human trafficking and what to do if they or someone they know becomes a victim of it. Where possible a helpline number is given at the end of the lesson, so that victims in some areas have a point of contact if they have concerns about human trafficking.