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Many parents feel lost and confused when talking to their children about alcohol. How can you help them deal with peer pressure and stay safe? What UK laws exist relating to young people and alcohol. View the Parent Area

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Make PSHE and science lessons on alcohol informative and engaging. We provide evaluated, evidence based, imaginative teachers’ newsletter and adaptable resources, films, worksheets and lesson plans for KS3-5. View the Teacher Area

National  Alcohol and Drugs Education Conference

Alcohol Education Trust
and Mentor
Empowering Youth through prevention and education
Save the Date 21 June 2018
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Recent reports

What are parental perceptions about teenagers and alcohol and can we influence them?
Findings from face to face and digital engagement with parents and carers using social norm approaches in a variety of settings across England

Assessing children’s norms and perceptions of peer drinking

Alcohol awareness week 13 – 19 November 2017!

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Our Mission

Our vision is for young people to enter adulthood having a responsible understanding of alcohol and its short and long term effects. We engage children of all abilities and backgrounds before they begin drinking, helping them build resilience skills, know how to avoid and resist risky situations and to look after themselves and each other in a variety of settings. Read more…

The Programme

Our Programme LeafletsSchool is the one place where we can reach almost every child across the UK. We help schools deliver effective alcohol education to 11 – 18 year olds, provide teacher training as well as an outreach to parents… Read more…

Impact

Where our programme was in place, just 8% of pupils took up drinking over the 18 months from year 8 to the end of year 9 compared to 20% following other programmes… Read more…

Read our Progress on strategic goals and impact report 2016

Our Programme

“The AET’s Talk About Alcohol programme equips schools with the resources and training that staff need to be able to offer a comprehensive alcohol education curriculum to their pupils. In addition, this supports a Public Health priority to see a reduction in the number of young people drinking alcohol and ensuring they have the skills and guidance to make informed choices.” Christina Hardy, Public Health Practitioner, Tyneside

Press Releases and News

 

National Alcohol & Drugs Education Conference 2018 – Save the Date

Empowering youth through prevention and education Save the date: 21st June 2018 More details coming soon – watch this space About the conference Alcohol and drugs are taught at a basic level through the science curriculum in schools, but the life and resilience skills that young people need to prevent drug use and enable them to make healthy choices about drugs and alcohol as they get older can be better developed through Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education or other teaching opportunities. Schools, local authorities and educators in non-formal education settings can benefit from guidance regarding effective, evidence-based alcohol and drugs prevention programmes, as well as support to improve training, content and delivery. The Alcohol Education Trust The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is a national charity providing evidence-based resources on alcohol for 11-18 year olds across the UK, training for teachers and youth leaders and good parenting workshops. Visit www.alcoholeducationtrust.org and www.talkaboutalcohol.com to learn more. Mentor Mentor is a national charity working to prevent the misuse of alcohol and drugs among children and young people. Their work is rooted in building young people’s resilience, helping them develop the life skills they need in order to negotiate challenging situations. Mentor provides children and young people with the appropriate knowledge, skills and positive health values to help them develop the self-confidence to make their own decisions. Visit www.mentoruk.org.uk to learn... read more

Why do parents and teenagers consistently overestimate the percentage of young people who drink alcohol and the prevalence of drunkenness?

Press release: Embargoed until 4 September  Why do parents and teenagers consistently overestimate the percentage of young people who drink alcohol and the prevalence of drunkenness? Parents and carers think they are justified in supplying alcohol to teens because they perceive it’s the norm and assume that someone else will supply it if they don’t 78% of parents overestimated the number of teenagers who drink alcohol– just 38% of 11-15 year olds have tried alcohol and only 4% drink weekly Only 3% of parents correctly identified that 20% of 16-24 year olds get drunk regularly – most thought at least half did. 49% of parents and carers believed friends and peers were the prime suppliers of alcohol to their children and whereas it is actually themselves.   The Alcohol Education Trust, which supports over 1,400 schools to prevent alcohol related harm has, in the past twelve months, interviewed parents and carers and secondary school children about their attitudes and behaviours around alcohol. At a series of events throughout England, 650 11-15 year olds took part in face-to-face interviews. In addition, more that 300 parents and carers were questioned before and after an information session delivered by AET specialist staff on how to keep children safe around alcohol. The results may surprise you – 49% of adults didn’t realise that parents are the prime supplier of alcohol, believing it to be friends and peers – and 65% of children believed this too. Commonly, parents and carers thought that giving their children alcohol would stop them getting it from somewhere else and at least that way they’d know what they were... read more