With the end of school year looming, Year 12 students will be getting ready to celebrate schoolies. It can be a wonderful time for them, away from home and enjoying with friends. However, it can also expose students to potential dangers.
To ensure your students are safe this schoolies season, it is important to equip them with information on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, and laws around drug-related issues such as underage drinking and drug possession. It is useful to explore strategies that teenagers can use to turn down alcohol and drugs in a party situation. It can help them to know that the majority of teenagers their age DO NOT use illegal drugs, and more and more young people are choosing not to drink alcohol.
We have developed various resources to help teachers communicate with their students about this important topic.