Gender Differences in Communication
These sites provide information on the differences between males and females when communicating. Information is included about verbal and non-verbal communication skills, tips on talking to parents and friends, social networking connections, research findings about communication differences, and lesson plans. Additional eThemes resources are included on Teen Issues and Peer Pressure.
Discovery: 10 Ways Men and Women Communicate Differently
This site includes information ten of the ways that men and women communicate differently. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
Education.com: Gender Differences: Middle School
Learn about some of the gender differences and situations that middle school students face. NOTE: This site includes a discussion forum. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Deborah Tannen: Men and Women
Read examples that show differences in the ways men and women communicate and how to overcome these differences.
Yahoo! Voices: Listening, Verbal, and Non-verbal Communication
This site gives examples of gender differences when listening and communicating verbally and non-verbally. Click on "Next Page" to read more. NOTE: This site includes ads and user comments.
Deborah Tannen: An Analysis of Gender Styles in Language
This site provides an overview of research findings in how men and women communicate with one another. Use this information to establish your own thoughts about these gender differences.
Students can use these exercises and role playing activities to practice their non-verbal communication skills.
Teens Health: Talking to Your Parents
This site includes tips on ways teens can communicate with parents or other adults. This article is available in Spanish. NOTE: This site includes sponsored ads.
Write Letters to Friends and Family
This lesson plan focuses on teens using writing skills to communicate with friends and family.
Social Networking Websites and Teens
This report provides findings about the communication styles of teens regarding social networking sites. HTML and PDF versions of the entire report are available.
Healthy Friend Relationships for Teens
Learn more about the ways friendships develop, ways to make new friends, and the role peer pressure plays. Simple tips are included on ways to be a good friend.
Healthy Communication for Teens
This site explains why communication is important, provides tips on developing good communication skills, and ways to practice these skills.
eThemes Resource: Teen Issues
These sites are about common issues that teens face, such as drinking and driving, gangs, television influences, and suicide. Read statistics about each of these issues and tips on how to cope. There is also information about conflict resolution and links to eThemes Resources on AIDS/HIV, drugs, smoking, and peer pressure.
eThemes Resource: Peer Pressure
These sites focus on teaching older students how to combat peer pressure. Read examples of peer pressure and help students discover ways to deal with it. Includes topics such as pressure to try drugs, alcohol, and other risky situations. There are links to eTheme Resources on the dangers of smoking, doing drugs, character education, and teen issues.