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West Denton Primary School

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Alcohol before the age of 18 - What's the harm?

Northumbria Police have asked the Local Authority to share of some up-to-date advice being provided for parents regarding the risks of the intake of alcohol before the age of 18.

By the age 11, children are becoming increasingly aware of alcohol, and many will have tried it by 15. So, it’s a topic parents and carers need to be able to talk about.

Families have a big influence on their children. Parents can help their children to avoid alcohol harms by learning about alcohol risks for young people, understanding the myths, talking to their children about alcohol, agreeing rules and by being good role models.

Children learn about alcohol in school, but this guide provides useful and reminds parents regarding the risks and support mechanisms in place.
We encourage you to view the attached link and share with parents of pupils.