TES collection Family

A new collection for secondary teachers and professionals who work with young people

Teen matters index

Video and resources from True Tube and Teachers TV

Community and society: What makes a good family?

  • Young people share their views and say whether or not they would change their family – a video from True Tube

Community and society: Does your family screw you up?

  • Vox pop responses to the question balanced by an interview with an agony uncle who sees both points of view – a video from True Tube

Community and society – friends = family

  • Three young people talk about their experiences in the army, on a cruise ship and in a gang; where friends have become as important as family – a video from True Tube

Community and family: Daddy Dearest

  • One in four children don’t count their biological fathers as immediate family. The young people interviewed talk about their experiences and feelings towards their fathers – a video from True Tube

Community and society: Looking for mum

  • Explores how it feels to be adopted and the need to find your blood mother – a video from True Tube

Community and society: Family secrets

  • Ellen talks about researching her family tree, what it gave her and what she learned – a video from True Tube

Community and society: Parental pressure V. career choice

  • Having been a refugee, the young woman interviewed discusses the responsibility she feels because she recognises the sacrifices her parents have made for her – a video from True Tube

Community and society: Real story Kamal and George

  • Comparison of lives of young people from single parent families who live in town and country. Both have homes and food, but there is a sense that money is tight – a video from True Tube

Body and health: Young and caring

  • Kelly whose mother became ill when she was 12 describes how she has taken on the role of looking after her mother and younger sibling. Although she loves her mother, she explains how her role has restricted her life – a video from True Tube

Young carers

  • Powerful stories from some of Britain’s 175,000 young carers – a video from Teachers TV

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