The Australian Alcohol Guidelines recommend that younger people (between the ages of 15 and 17 years):
- Should delay the initiation of drinking for as long as possible;
- Should not drink above the levels set for adults;
- Should drink in a safe environment, supervised by adults.
What do the class think are the reasons for these recommendations?
Optional: The class worksheet (attached) can be completed by students prior to class discussion.
Secondary teachers reviewed this and other Climate School activities, with 92.3% rating these activities as good or very good. This particular activity was among the most popular activities selected for implementation by teachers.
The benefits of implementing individual activities from the Climate schools has not been examined. The benefits of implementing the entire 6 session Climate schools program has been supported by multiple research studies, see Climate Schools: Alcohol Module.