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The City of Caravaca carries out an awareness campaign to prevent the consumption of alcohol in children (16/04/2018)

More than 450 students are participating in the lectures and workshops that take place in the classrooms during March and April

The City of Caravaca de la Cruz, within the actions launched in collaboration with secondary schools to complete the training of students on issues that affect their personal development, is conducting simultaneously two awareness campaigns on prevention of alcohol consumption in minors and on Internet security and good use of social networks.

In the different talks that the Department of Youth has addressed to the students of 2nd year of the ESO participate more than 450 students, enrolled in the centers that have requested it;

Ginés Pérez Chirinos, San Juan de la Cruz and Our Lady of Consolation.

The workshops on 'Social Networks.

Safety and Risks' have also been given to a group of users of Special Education of the Association of Families of People with Intellectual Disabilities of the Northwest (APCOM).

With the motto 'Alcohol and minors.

Let's know the risks', the Department of Youth develops one more year the awareness campaign on alcohol consumption among the adolescent population, intensifying the actions during the months of March and April, for being the dates prior to the celebration of the patron saint .

This course focuses on the fact that alcohol is not a game, but that its consumption at an early age can cause damage to organic development, among other risks.

With alcohol, being a drug with greater permissiveness and social acceptance, in many cases the risk involved in minors is unknown, especially in regard to the development of the brain.

Studies in this area indicate an age of onset that is getting earlier, about 13.4 years, descending in the last study presented in 2017 by the Ministry of Health.

On the other hand, the Youth Council, through the local companies Tenredo Socialmedia and Imaginia Center, is holding workshops in the classrooms to bring young people the real risks that exist on the Internet and the problems that may arise from misuse of social networks, focusing on issues such as privacy and the positive aspects of the network.

In addition, within this campaign, surveys are being conducted to find out the daily time they spend surfing the Internet and the use they give it, among other interesting data.

The actions developed by the City of Caravaca de la Cruz, in collaboration with educational centers, throughout the academic year cover other topics, such as workshops on affective-sexual education or the campaign 'E-informed'.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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