Choices for Life have developed a new educational resource called Choices, click here to view: http://www.youngscot.org/11001
What’s it all about?
Choices for Life is an innovative diversionary and educational initiative delivered by Police Scotland and funded by Scottish Government. The main objective is to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18 about the risks and dangers of substance use and misuse, including smoking, alcohol consumption and drugs.
Choices for Life and Young Scot teamed up to develop a website as an online resource for young people, parents/carers, teachers and youth workers.
Check it all out at www.choicesforlifeonline.org
What’s on the website?
The Choices for Life site is packed full with features, videos and credible information about smoking, alcohol, drugs and some of the issues young people may face growing up in Scotland today;
- Get the facts about these substances including the effects on your body, the law and the consequences
- Short TV style dramas giving you a real insight into the choices young people face around smoking, alcohol and drugs and the consequences they may face due to their decisions. Watch them now at http://choicesforlifeonline.org/Cards/?tag=1089
- Check out the mobile site where you can take our quiz and test your knowledge of smoking, alcohol and drugs – http://m.choicesforlifeonline.org
- For teachers and youth workers there is info along with resources to help you plan and deliver lessons on substance use and misuse. You can find them all here http://choicesforlifeonline.org/Cards/?tag=1069
Live web broadcasts
Choices for Life deliver live online events on GLOW – the intranet for Scottish schools.
Our last 2 events have been aimed at P7 pupils and their teachers. Some of the themes covered have been the risks and dangers of smoking and drinking alcohol, negative peer pressure, substance abuse, aspirations and making positive healthy lifestyle choices. Find out more about them on the Choices for Life website.