PeopleSmart-2: Who & When Not to Trust

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“I have enjoyed using LifeSmart. They were helpful in teaching classes on manners and social skills.” – Shirley Sanders, Teacher/Counselor

Over 3 hours of instruction on when to trust and when it’s smart not to. Students learn social skills like who and when not to trust, the difference between friendship and friendliness, and avoiding trouble with strangers.

PeopleSmart 2 helps students learn that niceness does not always mean goodness.This program focuses on teaching students who and when to trust, and how to recognize and deal with people who might not care about their best interests.

PeopleSmart illustrates classic right vs. wrong ways to interact with others. You’ll teach proper social skills, how to interact appropriately with others, and how to avoid the bad social behaviors that can cause embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of self confidence. Through a series of dramatizations of typical human interactions, your students will see the negative impact of bad social skills and learn how good social skills promote respect and acceptance.

Part 4: How to Mistake Friendliness for Friendship:

An important lesson of growing up is learning the difference between friendliness and being a friend. Teach your students to develop realistic expectations for friendly neighbors, co-workers, etc., vs. real friends. Segments include:

  • Longevity
  • Favors
  • Attention/friendly gestures
  • Salespeople
  • Service providers
  • Co-workers
  • First dates
  • Neighbors
  • Community workers
  • And more!

Part 5: How to Avoid Getting in Trouble with Strangers:

Mistaking niceness for goodness can be dangerous. Students will learn to recognize and avoid potentially exploitative strangers and understand the importance of trusting the warning feelings that almost always surface in the presence of danger. Segments include:

  • Looking alert
  • Mistaking “niceness” for “goodness”
  • Accepting unsolicited help
  • Relenting after saying “no”
  • Trusting a promise from a stranger
  • Accepting rides from strangers
  • And more!

Part 6: How to Be Attractive to the Opposite Gender:

A discussion on what behaviors and attitudes support opposite-gender relationships. Your students will learn the top 10 put-offs to avoid, and what they can do instead to become a more desirable companion. Segments include:

  • Showing interest
  • Sharing conversation
  • Respecting personal space
  • Avoiding sexist remarks/ demeanor
  • Maintaining dignity
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Maintaining good hygiene
  • Not staring at others
  • Being accepting
  • And more!




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