Celebrate schoolies in safety
GRADUATING Year 12 students are urged to Be Safe and Watch Your Mates, as schoolies education sessions roll out to school leavers.
Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the sessions included information to help young people stay safe as they marked the end of their school years.
“We want all of our Year 12 students who are celebrating at Schoolies this year to be safe, watch out for their mates and to think about their actions,” Ms Farmer said.
“These education sessions are a vital part of keeping our teens safe and provide them with some great safety tips including information and warnings about drugs and alcohol.”
Ms Farmer said the school sessions would cover topics including expectations, welfare and emotional health, alcohol and drugs, online privacy, sexual health as well as information for those coming to the Gold Coast on wristbanding, support services and the Schoolies Hub.
“It is so important that we take the time now to talk to our school leavers so their time at Schoolies is memorable for all the right reasons,” she said.
Red Frogs Schoolies Education sessions will also be delivered to approximately 29,000 Year 12 students across the state.
For more information visit www.schoolies.qld.gov.au.