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• “Lets talk about alcohol”
• “Hovorme o alkohole”
COUNTRY Slovakia
TIMING 2015 > Ongoing
THEME
Underage drinking

CONTRIBUTOR

  • Fórum PSR Slovensko
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PARTNER(S)

  • OZ Sananim
  • St. Nicolaus Distillery
  • Old Herold
  • Tratratea
  • K&R Kon-Rad
  • R. Jelinek
  • ItalMarket Slovakia
  • Koft
  • Stock
  • Pernod Ricard Slovakia
  • Rémy Cointreau
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OBJECTIVE

  • To increase knowledge and awareness of the risks associated with alcoholconsumption by those who are underage.
  • To raise awareness among underage people of the laws restricting the purchase and consumption of alcohol and explain why they exist.
  • To promote the idea that abstinence is a valid option.
  • To equip teachers and parents with information on the usage of alcohol by teenagers.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE INITIATIVE

  • The project was created after research found that a third of Slovakian 15-year-olds drink alcohol more than ten times a month. Whilst their parents know that they drink, they are unable to provide sufficient information on the issues relating to underage consumption and how it impacts on their children's health and development.
  • The educational program is targeted at 7th year students (15 year olds), their teachers and their parents. Prior to a session questionnaires are sent to schools to identify those with alcohol related issues. Prior to the intervention, posters are placed in schools and parents made aware of the session and asked to sign a consent form so that their child may take part. They are also invited to discuss the issues with their children.
  • The session comprises of:
    • An interactive 1 hour long presentation (given to 12-13 year old pupils) about alcohol related topics covered by the NGO SANANIM, the awareness of the website is also raised.
    • An after session discussion so pupils can talk and share opinions on any issues raised such as “what are the advantages and disadvantages of alcohol”?, “When can you legally drink?”, “Why do people drink?”, “How does alcohol react when combined with energy drinks?”. 
  • A dedicated website is is based on 3 pillars:
    • an interactive part to be used by pupils aged 11-16 in their leisure time.
    • work sheets to help teachers address alcohol related topics in scientific or civic education.
    • information and guidance to help parents to discuss about alcohol with their children. 
  • In 2016, a new team of lectureres was arranged to can cope with the increased demand so that the program can cover the entire country.   In 2017, it is hoped that the project will be expanded to the cover the entire country and to provide a better communication platform for parents.  
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IMPACT

  • In 2016 (May to December): 68 schools took part.  200 lessons were given reaching 3,887 pupils in total.
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EVALUATION

  • 2016: Feedback that the lecturers received from both children and teachers was very positive. The program is considered to be successful and the majority of schools showed interest in cooperation in the next school year.  
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