• Tobacco Prevention Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Discussion Guidelines for Teachers:

    • Always preview the PSAs before showing them to students to assess for appropriateness.

    • Allow at least 5-10 minutes for discussion of each PSA, longer if time allows and students are engaged. Do not show PSAs without a discussion to follow up. Students may misconstrue the actual meaning and message behind the PSA without a discussion.

    • Encourage students to share specific examples as they relate to the PSAs, however remind them that for privacy reasons, they should not use names or other identifiers.

    • You may have students think about some questions in their minds or journal rather than share out.

General Questions for use with all PSA’s:

    • What was the message or purpose of this PSA?

    • Was the PSA effective in delivering a clear anti-tobacco message?

    • Who is the intended audience and/or who would benefit from watching this PSA?

    • Why was this PSA created?

Last Modified on September 14, 2015