Living and Learning: I know what a drug is.

Friday 06 January 2023

Over the next couple of weeks in our Living and Learning sessions, we will be focusing on “Being Safe”.  Our discussions this week have centred around what a drug is, and how they might handle the pressure of being asked to use these by friends or peers.  As a class we discussed the various strategies young people have at their disposal; passive, aggressive and assertive, and looked at a number of scenarios to see how they might react if they found themselves being put under pressure to take drugs.

Help at home: ask your child if they know where to get help if they’re worried about drugs or being safe. They could talk to a trusted adult. Do they know who their trusted adults are? They could also contact Childline on 0800 1111 or even contact the police using 111.