Evidence-Based: Media World has been rigorously tested, and is based on more than a decade of research. Prevention specialists, teachers, artists, and students all contributed to making Media World an effective program for high school-aged youth.
Scope: Media World’s scope is ambitious, providing a more comprehensive picture of substance use prevention. As well as tobacco and alcohol, the program covers steroids, marijuana, prescription drugs, and even highly caffeinated beverages. Students will be equipped to make healthy decisions regarding a broad array of dangerous substances.
Fun, Interactive Learning: Media World avoids ineffective lectures on substance abuse. Instead, students take part in a responsive, multimedia conversation about the advertising techniques for alcohol, tobacco, and other dangerous substances. Popular and relevant media examples keep each lesson engaging.
Lessons Based on a Conceptual Model: Media World is based upon a conceptual model of how media messages are processed and has the goal of changing how students are able to think about and respond to media messages.