Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 1: Understanding Your health

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - Identifying and Reducing Risks

Identifying and Reducing Risks


Risks are part of life. For example, you risk getting hurt each time you ride your bicycle or use a knife to cut your food. The key to staying safe is to identify and reduce the risks. On the Web site below, you will read a short report from the Center for Disease Control that talks about some of the risky behaviors that teens should avoid.

Link to explore :


  • Start at the Middleweb site.
  • Read through the three articles.
  • Take notes as you go. When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a "Risk Watch" news bulletin that can be announced at school or sent to the editor of your community newspaper. Include a short introductory sentence saying why it is important to be aware of risks, and then list the most common risks teens take.

What are five unhealthy risk behaviors?
What are five healthy risk behaviors?
Is taking risks a normal part of growing up?
What are some red flags which identify dangerous adolescent risk-taking?
What is healthy risk-taking?
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