About Our DVD

Who’s it for?

This DVD has been designed for use with groups of 3-30 young people aged 11-18.

What’s it for?

It’s a tool to help you get young people talking about a range of issues relating to attitudes, perceptions and behaviour in the UK today.

How does it work?

The main menu allows you to choose from five topics for discussion: Respect, Prejudice, Hoodies, Police and Gangs. When you select a topic you’ll see an animated discussion followed by a question. These questions are designed to be provocative and get a reaction from your group –sparking discussion and debate.

The animated discussions

The animated discussions feature a range of everyday people talking about the selected issue. They’re there to provide some initial opinions to get your group thinking and stimulate the discussion. You may also wish to draw your group’s attention to a particular opinion in order to guide the discussion towards a particular dimension of the issue, or simply to take it forward. This is entirely up to you.

How do I use the questions?

One way of using a question is to ask everyone in your group who thinks the answer is ‘yes’ to stand on one side of the room and everyone who thinks the answer is ‘no’ to stand on the other: You can then ask individuals to state why they feel the way they do. It’s effectively a simple way to get your group off the shelf. You’ll find that as views are expressed, others are more likely to appear.

How do I manage the discussion?

How you manage the discussion should depend on your particular group. If they’re a quiet group you may need to continue challenging individuals for their opinion to get a discussion going. If you have a rowdy group then you’ll probably need to set a clear set of rules for the discussion from the outset, i.e. one person speaking at a time, hands up until chosen to speak etc. Again it’s up to you.

One last thing

These are just suggestions. You may want to think up a completely different way to use this DVD. If so, we’d love you to drop us a line and let us know what you’re doing with it (the more weird and wonderful the better).

You can contact us by email: team@boldcreative.co.uk. In the meantime, we hope you have as much fun using this resource as we had making it.

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