Stop, Ask First

screen short of cartoon characters
Targeted Drugs:

This resource has undergone expert review.

Foundation Year, Year 1–2
Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)






This video is available on YouTube 

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New York State Poison Control Centers, USA.


Video length: 6:00

Stop! Ask First is a simple animation that introduces the concept of ‘poison’ and uses a catchy tune to remind young children to ask parents before handling any household products.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of the dangers of poisons and medicines around the house.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This simple animated video is aimed towards very young students at the beginning of their drug education. The simplicity of the message, and use of repetition and song is appropriate for the intended audience. The content maps directly onto the Alcohol and other Drugs (AD) components of the Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum for Years K-2.  

* Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 14/04/2024

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