From conception to 25 years, the developing brain is more susceptible to the harmful effects of alcohol.
Recent research demonstrates that there are no health benefits or nutritional value to consuming alcohol and all health risks increase with usage.
57% of secondary school students have tried alcohol and 18% consume alcohol weekly. Most of these students are supplied alcohol by their parents.
The 2012 legislation changes mean that if parents and guardians give alcohol to their under 18-year olds they must provide supervision.
The following guide provides information for developing an alcohol policy for your school or educational facility. Having an alcohol policy means everyone is clear about the use of alcohol on your premises or at school events.
"Alcohol and your teenager" is a resource from WAVE which provides parents and caregivers with clear information regarding alcohol and young people. It also outlines responsibilities of parents and caregivers under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The information leaflets are available in hard copy which schools can access via their WAVE Facilitator or you can contact Community & Public Health on (03) 687 2600.
Check out the A4 version of the leaflet here.
We have various toolkits, programmes and useful links that you can access to help with your investigation into Alcohol Harm Reduction - click here to go to this section.