For Parents of Primary Students
Talking with children about health related topics such as alcohol and other drugs is not always easy. However these conversations between parents and children are important to help children stay safe. Talking about alcohol and other drugs allows children the opportunity to have accurate information to guide them to make safer choices that protect their mental health. SDERA has resources, fact sheets and education seminars available for parents and families.
Building your children's resilience and developing the skills they will use in these situations such as making responsible decisions, seeking help and forming relationships, will contribute to their optimism and sense of purpose.
Primary resilience fact sheets
|Creating resilient kids together|
|Resilience skills to practise|
Alcohol and other drugs
Starting the conversation early means you create an understanding that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, no question is too silly and no topic is off limits. These topics could include related issues such as what to do when a friend tries to pressure you into smoking cigarettes or trying alcohol.
Primary drug education fact sheets
|Pre-Primary||Year One||Year Two|
|Everyone feels unwell or gets sick sometimes||Kids and medicines||Safe storage of medicines and hazardous substances|
|Kids and medicines||Out of reach||Staying safe around medicines|
|Year Three||Year Four||Year Five|
|Caffeine and energy drinks||Caffeine and energy drinks||Helping your child be a non-smoker|
|Passive smoking||Families who want smoke free children||Rules about alcohol|
|Staying safer around analgesics|
|Helping your child be a non-smoker|
|Helping your child stay safe around alcohol|
|Rules about alcohol|
Parents and carers play a critical role in ensuring their children, whether as infants, children or as young adults, are safer on the road. Topics of conversation with your child could include related issues such as what to do when a friend tries to pressure you into taking a lift in an overcrowded car or riding a skateboard late at night on the road.
That's the Sound the Street Makes by Danny Katz (a road safety storybook for children).
You can also download the That's the Sound the Street Makes app for:
Click Clack by Danny Katz (a story about wearing your seatbelt).
You can also download the Click Clack app for:
Primary road safety education fact sheets