Online lessons for safer living
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Please note: Lessons marked with may not be suitable for young children and some audiences.
Living with HIV
Living with HIV
This DVD is one of several on the subject of HIV/AIDS in the Education Saves Lives collection. It teaches how HIV is spread, how to prevent it and how to cope if you have the disease. HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex and the DVD emphasises the importance of using contraception even if both partners have HIV. The disease can also be spread from a mother to her baby and through contact with HIV infected blood. The viewer is advised to visit their local health centre and get tested if they have any concerns. The lesson teaches how to cope with HIV by confiding in someone and also by ensuring the person with HIV stays healthy through eating good food and drinking clean water. Although HIV is incurable, a sufferer can take medicine to help fight off other illnesses which might attack their weakened immune system. One of the main lessons the viewer learns is that it is still possible to lead a normal life and earn a living even if they have HIV. Discussing and raising awareness of HIV is a vital way of ending discrimination and common misconceptions about the disease.
Dangers of Alcohol
Dangers of Alcohol
This DVD teaches that, although drinking alcohol is a common social activity, drinking too much and too often can cause serious harm to yourself and those around you. The viewer is taught the effect too much alcohol has on the body as it can slowly damage the different organs and can cause death. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women to drink alcohol as it can have an effect on their unborn childs health. The lesson teaches the dangers of trying to drive, operate machinery and look after children under the influence of alcohol as it slows down reactions and can cause someone to put their own life or others lives in danger. The viewer is taught the dangers of how alcohol can change a persons behaviour and cause violence or depression. The lesson teaches to drink alcohol in moderation as it is expensive and harmful to your health and can cause harm to those around you.
Dangers of Smoking
Dangers of Smoking
This DVD teaches the dangers of smoking and the effects it can have on a persons health and the health of those around them. The lesson teaches how smoking can cause cancer, strokes and infertility. It also teaches the importance of not smoking when pregnant and around children as it can affect their health as well. The DVD encourages the viewer not to start smoking due to peer pressure and to avoid passive smoking. The viewer is encouraged to stop smoking and told how it can help reduce the risk of illness as well as allow them to have more money and lead a healthier lifestyle.
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.
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure
This DVD raises awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure and how it can cause strokes and heart attacks. The viewer is taught how blood pressure is measured and the average measurement for a healthy adult. The viewer is encouraged to find out if they have high blood pressure and taught how important is to take immediate action to lower it. The lesson teaches how to lower blood pressure by exercising and eating healthily and it gives advice on the best ways to do this. If necessary medicines can also help lower blood pressure, as without treatment high blood pressure can cause damage to other areas of the body.
This DVD teaches which foods are good for your health to enable the viewer to keep themselves and their family healthy. The lesson emphasises the importance of a mixed diet, as many people are reliant on maize or rice as their only food. The lesson covers the different food groups and how each one can provide the body with nutrients in order to keep it strong and protected as well as give a person energy. The viewer is also advised which foods to avoid, such as sweets and fizzy drinks, to help them maintain a healthy weight. The DVD teaches that small changes to a persons diet can make a difference and help protect them and their families from illness.
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.
MOTHER AND BABY
This DVD educates the viewer on the importance of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is vital in a childs growth and can help protect them from illness as well as create a bond between a mother and her child. The DVD teaches mothers how to breastfeed and how often, and also when to start and finish breastfeeding a child. The viewer is also advised how to breastfeed if they have HIV or TB; alternative methods such as powdered milk are suggested. The main lesson is how important breastfeeding is and how it is the best thing for both the mother and the baby.
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.
BECOMING A MAN
Becoming a Man
This DVD teaches boys and young teenagers about the physical and emotional changes they will go through to become a man.
SAFER SEX FOR TEENAGERS
Safer Sex For Teenagers
This online lesson teaches teenagers the importance of safe sex and how it can reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.