In this discussion, you will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) script and visual aid with at least one interactive link which addresses the issue of teen pregnancy in order to share your continued learning in child development with others. You will write a script that you feel captures the essence of the issues below and the effects on mother-to-be, father-to-be, as well as the developmental effects on the infant, as if you were providing a PSA on TV or radio. Then, you will create a visual aid which directly addresses and includes the information written in your script. Within your visual aid, you will either link to or embed an interesting video, interactive PDF, sound clip, online assessment, or other tool which can benefit the viewer beyond simply looking at your visual aid.
You will need to be sure to incorporate all of the information in a succinct and straightforward manner while remaining encouraging and positive as you share your learning with others (it is a PSA, after all!). Unlike a typical written discussion, a Public Service Announcement is persuasive in nature and speaks directly to the audience, encouraging them to read this information and empower themselves (or others) who need it.
First, create a written script which addresses the following:
- At least one current statistic on teen pregnancy (within the last 3 years).
- Analyze how at least one of the major themes of Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture and Gender positively and negatively influence the developmental physical, cognitive and psychosocial outcomes of teen pregnancy.
- At least one local and one wide-ranging (i.e. internet or phone) resource from which teens, their friends, or their parents can get more information or assistance regarding teen pregnancy.
- The script document should include citations in APA format.
Secondly, create a visual presentation which aligns with your PSA on Children having Children which directly addresses and includes the information listed above. To create this visual presentation, read the Quick Start Guides for Prezi and/or Thinglink, or use a more familiar tool like PowerPoint to compile and organize your visual imagery. Remember, regardless of the mode in which you create your presentation of materials, visuals can be very important powerful (think about some popular Public Service Announcements you’ve seen on TV recently for starving children or mistreated animals) – use them wisely!
Finally, within your visual presentation, link to or embed an interactive tool to enable the viewers to find even more information about this topic. Examples of interactive pieces are video or sound clips, online assessments, or interactive PDFs. Avoid simply linking to websites with additional information, as the goal of this portion of the PSA is to be interactive with the viewer.
After completing your script and presentation for the PSA you will submit your initial post in the following format:
Title of your PSA:
Link to visual presentation with interactive tool:
(Or – attach visual presentation to discussion by clicking the “add/remove” link below the discussion editing screen.