If a Life Education Educator came to visit your child’s school today they may have participated in the ‘Decisions’ session.
Decisions is one of our Life Education Modules. It is a fun interactive learning experience that aims to empower children to make safer and healthier choices.
In today’s complex world it can be challenging for children to make safe, healthy decisions. The decision by some young people to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs can prevent them from reaching their full potential.
This module offers a choice of content on legal drugs or legal and illegal drugs. Students will have explored the decision-making process and improve decision-making skills by looking at choices, consequences, responsibility, facts, and influences.
What is a drug and how drugs are classified
Effects of drugs on the body
Analysing health messages about drugs in the media
Messages around non-use – normative data – dispelling myths
Influences on decision making – family, peers, media, culture, financial, legal
Strategies and skills to be safe
We also encourage you to extend your child’s learning, by working with them to explore the activities and to start the conversations listed on these three downloadable posters.
Smart children, thinking before they act
Talking to your children about why you can have alcohol
Our approach to drug education
What to do in an emergency
How to talk about drugs with your children
How to help children make safe decisions
Why is preventive drug education important?
Decisions - some good news