What price do teenagers pay to be cool, hip and popular in a sexually-charged social world? Whether it’s posting sexy photos and raunchy video on the net, ass-grabbing in the school hallway or spreading explicit gossip that shatters high school lives, harassment is commonplace, even acceptable. Through computer screens, inside all-ages clubs, with candid personal diaries and the teens’ own short dramas about sexual pressures, It’s a Teen’s World is an unflinching exposé of three culturally diverse groups of Toronto teens who share what it’s like to navigate a tangled web of sex, lies and power trips.






It's a Teen's World: wired for sex, lies and power trips is now listed as highly recommended on the Ontario Ministry of Education's Registry of Resources for Safe and Inclusive Schools
Buy the documentary from CBC Learning and download the user and discussion guides available on this website for your class, youth group or at home discussion about bullying and sexual harassment in our high-tech world.

National Bullying Awareness Week is November 12-17, 2012

It's a Teen's World: wired for sex, lies and power trips is a crucial teaching tool on the topic of bullying and sexual harassment in today's wired world. Tragedies like the suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd from British Columbia can be prevented!

Bullying is once again front page news. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is proposing legislation to get tough on bullying in the wake of a number of child suicides. Two Pickering teenagers have started an initiative to create a gossip-free zone at their high school. CBC Metro Morning's Jane Hawtin interviews It's a Teen's World director Lynn Glazier.
Listen to "Words Can Hurt" at www.cbc.ca/metromorning/

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS IN CANADA! It's a Teen's World has been endorsed as an official resource for Media Literacy Week Nov. 7-11, 2011 promoting the theme Digital Citizenship. Plan your event now by clicking on Buy the DVD.
Contact director Lynn Glazier at lynn@itsateensworld.com to add your event to the Media Literacy Week calendar. If you are in the Toronto area, book Lynn to come to your school, association or youth group to present the film and lead a discussion on becoming a responsible e-citizen.

Bullying Awareness Week is Nov. 13-19, 2011 promoting the theme Stand Up!. Screen It's a Teen's World and make use of the film's educational package to start a discussion among youth about sexual harassment and how to make healthier choices in peer relationships

"It's a Teens World" was featured in the film program at the American Psychologists Association annual convention in Washington DC on August 5, 2011. The screening was followed by a discussion led by prominent social psychologist and author Debbie Then. The APA convention is the largest gathering of psychologists in the world and highlights cutting-edge research of public interest including the hypersexualization of teens and dealing with the dark side of the cyberworld.

It's a Teen's World re-airs on CBC June 25, 2011 at 10p.m. ET/PT

Screening: May 9, 2011
Humberside Collegiate in Toronto 7 pm - 9 pm
Community screening with an introduction and discussion with Lynn Glazier
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It's a Teen's World: wired for sex, lies and power trips gets a glowing recommendation from US academic review group Educational Media Reviews

For those living in BC, be sure to tune into the It's A Teen's World broadcast on Knowledge Network on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 10 pm and Wed Feb16, 2011 at 11 pm.

Be sure to tune into the repeat broadcasts of the 3-part "It's A Teen's World radio series on CBC Radio's IDEAS. The series airs Fri eve 9 pm ET on Jan 28, Feb 4, and Feb 11 on CBC Radio One.

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It's a Teen's World wins prestigious Aegis Award!
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The world's most recognized parenting expert Barbara Coloroso says It's a Teen's World is must-see viewing for every teen, parent and educator! Read her endorsement.

Read what world-renowned anti-bullying expert and psychologist Dr. Debra Pepler says about It's a Teen's World. "I urge you to watch this film. It provides an unprecedented glance into the confusing, pressure-cooker sexual worlds of teens in every class, school and community."

Listen to the repeat broadcasts of the 3-part documentary series It's a Teen's World produced by Lynn Glazier on CBC Radio One's Ideas July 14, July 21, and July 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

Catch repeat TV broadcasts of the one-hour version of
Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips: It's a Teen's World

Monday, June 14 at 10 pm ET/PT
Sunday, June 20 at 8 pm ET
CBC News Network

It's a Teen's World now available for purchase outside of Canada. For more information, please click on BUY THE DVD

Catch the national French language broadcast of It's a Teen's World: ados, sexualité et jeux de pouvoir on Canal Vie
Tuesday Apr. 6, 2010 - 8 p.m. ET
Thursday Apr. 8, 2010 - 3 p.m. ET
Sunday Apr. 11, 2010- 7 p.m. ET
Monday Apr.12, 2010 - 5 a.m. ET

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NEW!  Coming November 16, 2009 to coincide with National Bullying Awareness Week, the release of an enhanced DVD for educators, parents, youth groups, health care professionals and law enforcement. IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD: wired for sex, lies and power trips is told through the voices of teens who sound the alarm on the influence of the Internet, media and pop culture in their hyper-sexualized social world. Take up the challenge to promote awareness and change in your school and community on the issue of sexual harassment among teens!

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For further information about purchasing the DVD, please click on BUY THE DVD.


To find out more about National Bullying Awareness Week, visit www.bullying.org


CBC NEWSWORLDWatch the one-hour TV premiere of Wired for Sex, Lies and Power Trips: IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD on Monday October 5 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld’s The Passionate Eye, repeating Sunday Oct. 11 at 8 pm ET.


IDEASListen to the 3-part documentary series IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD produced by Lynn Glazier airing on consecutive Wednesdays starting September 30 at 9 pm ET on CBC Radio One’s Ideas, Canada’s national program of contemporary thought.