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Take the kit

(7 Posts)
babybarrister Mon 06-Jul-15 10:28:59

www.takethekitcampaign.co.uk/

get your teens to watch this

chloesmumtoo Mon 06-Jul-15 13:09:24

Yes, just found my email and watched it too. Was a bit shock Not quite what I had expected.

RocknRollNerd Mon 06-Jul-15 13:54:57

I was part of the crowd funding for this and have been waiting for it to be released. Overall I think it's very powerful, I'm just a bit hmm at her reaction coming on after alcohol and kissing...

I get that firstly I'm not the target audience (and my teenage years are a long way behind me) and that it's been made by experts in this area but a teeny bit of the message appears to be 'don't drink and snog boys'. I'm sure I am over thinking it and overall the message is incredibly powerful, I particularly liked the embarrassment at her epipen being found and her slinging it in the drawer and not taking it it's just the apparent trigger for the reaction that bothers me.

babybarrister Mon 06-Jul-15 19:12:42

It is designed to shock teens who sadly are rather complacent and therefore have the highest fatality rates by a long, long way ....

FWIW the film has had very high level clinical approval by rather well known specialists

I get what you say re link with kissing and alcohol - I certainly hope that it does not come across to teens as censorious - the production and writing team is all pretty young and that certainly was not the intention but rather that anything can happen when you least expect it

please do get your teens to pass it around on Instagram, FB, twitter etc

hottiebottie Tue 07-Jul-15 00:43:56

It's not just the fact that it's alcohol, but that she's actually sharing the bottle. The only time my peanut-allergic daughter has required hospitalisation due to her condition was after drinking from a friend's water bottle (without thinking!), which triggered an anaphylactic attack as the friend had previously been eating peanuts. The alcohol aspect is definitely relevant though, as when youngsters have been drinking they're more likely to act irresponsibly and maybe eat the wrong thing or snog the wrong person.

I'm reliably informed that nothing kills a moment more than asking a hot date whether he's eaten anything containing peanuts in the last 24 hours or so, but need must!

everynameisbloodytaken Tue 14-Jul-15 22:49:39

my 16 year old son had an allergic reaction from kissing his girlfriend after she'd eaten pesto... he has a nut allergy and they didn't know that pine nuts were part of the ingredients. luckily he took some Pirton straight away but his throat did still swell up but he didn't need to use his jext pen luckily.
he also borrowed her toothbrush after she'd used it... she had been eating eggs and we ended up in A&E that night....

babybarrister Wed 15-Jul-15 11:15:52

has your 16 year old seen the film now and has he got his GF and friends to watch it? it is on Instagram, FB, Twitter etc

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