Let’s talk TEENS
How to use this guide
This guide contains several questions that you can choose from when hosting a #globalguytalk for teens. They have been divided into different categories. Decide which questions you will answer and in which order. Choose questions based on what is most suitable for the target group and the local context.
‘A year ago, my family and I moved to a new place, and I felt so relieved. It’s like starting over, in a way. My friends and I used to be so mean to each other, mean to the teachers, and just cruel to everyone. We behaved awfully and were always looking for trouble. I didn’t actually like it, but they were my only friends, so I didn’t feel like I had a choice. And worst of all, no one really talked to me about it. They just said stuff like, “Oh well, you know how they are, just ignore them”.’
‘I’ve never really understood the idea of guys always talking down to girls. When we make jokes about them, and how we talk about them makes me a bit uncomfortable, but I keep joining in. Even when my dad makes a mean joke about my mum, I laugh. One time, my friend made a cruel joke about my sister, and I felt like I had to defend her. But he just laughed and said it was a joke and that I should calm down. What could I do?’
This conversational guide is for teens, mainly tested on the people between 13–19 years of age. We hope this guide can inspire you to open up and speak from the heart during the #globalguytalk.
With this guide, you’ll get to talk about love, sex, avoidance, friendship and ego.
The questions in the #globalguytalk for young men exceed what you usually have time for in one #globalguytalk session. Make sure you split the questions into one or two themes per session.