Miss Ginger stumbled upon these 2 video clips on You Tube searching for the "That Girl" theme song. (Imagine that!) I'm not sure why they came up in that particular search.
They were 50's or 60's era "safety" films promoted by the Ingelwood Police Department for use in high school health classes. The titles "Boys Beware" and "Girls Beware" were designed to scare the crap out of the kids, and it probably worked.
The "Girls Beware" video is benign enough. It starts by imploring the girls to use common sense in relating to strangers, and in a very 50's like manner touches on the subject of "baby sitting safety". It ends by inferring (never saying) that if a girls allows herself to become too close to an older boy, she will become pregnant and end up in juenile detention. It never said how close- its just shows the sunshine and trees at that "turning point".
The "Boys Beware" video blows me away! The entire 10 minute video states emphatically that sick individuals known as "ho-mo-sexuals" will target boys for (vague implications) and might even kill them. It also stated pretty clearly that these boys will themselves become "ho-mo-sexuals" if they aren't extremely careful!
It's almost (that's a big almost) funny in a sick sort of way. Heaven forbid we educate the boys against the dangers of VD or unwanted pregnacies (they play a role in that, too!)
Interestingly enough, the cop in the girl video looks like a big ole lesbo (why didn't we warn the girls about those?!) and the cop at the end of the boy video is real cute!