In this short film, three youths draw on their own experiences to provide an essential guide to staying afloat while navigating the choppy waters of adolescence. It's a time when youth undergo big changes and assume new responsibilities, juggling school, family and friends. Throw in work, dating, exams, racist remarks and extracurricular activities, and it's no wonder teens get knocked off balance. Spoken word performer Kyra Shaughnessy and a diverse chorus of young voices provide running commentary, making XS Stress an insightful report from the teens of today.
Ages 14 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
the kinds of stress that many teens experience. Discuss the factors that
contribute to teen stress. Identify some solutions to remedy adolescent
stress. Comment on Sarah's statement: "I don't want limits on my personality."
In what ways do you agree or disagree with her statement. Identify the kinds
of behaviour that teens often resort to when they are stressed out. How do
your students deal with the pressures of family, school, and society in