Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 2-17a
  • I know that popular culture, the media and peer groups as well as my own attitudes and values can influence how I feel about substance use and recognise the impact this may have on my actions. HWB 2-39a
  • I can identify the different kinds of risks associated with the use and misuse of a range of substances. HWB 2-41a
  • I know that all forms of abuse are wrong and I am developing the skills to keep myself safe and get help if I need it. HWB 2-49a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To learn to develop skills to make informed choices.
  • To begin to understand what is meant by peer pressure.
  • To begin to identify impact of risk taking behaviour on life choices.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Explain what peer pressure is and how it can affect me. HWB 2-39a
  • Discuss and demonstrate different strategies I could use when faced with unwanted pressure. HWB2-17a/HWB2-49a
  • Explain my own rights and responsibilities in relation to abuse. HWB2-49a
  • Identify the impact of risk taking on life choices and relationships. HWB2-41a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • (link to other HWB topics eg, bullying, road safety, stranger danger, fire safety, safety in the home, outdoor safety, internet safety, drug awareness etc)
  • Peer Pressure – children to plan situations where someone is trying to persuade them to do something dangerous, stupid or a health risk – role play scenarios taking turns at being ‘persuader’ and ‘victim.’ Encourage reflection about how it feels in both roles. This is a good opportunity to link to children’s rights – right to be listened to, express opinions and have views respected.
  • List/brainstorm all the people in their lives who influence their behaviour and what they do. Consider the kinds of things these people expect from you – is it acceptable / justified / safe / dangerous?
  • Make a class display to remind children of different ways/strategies to avoid ‘pressure’ situations.
  • Consider and write about choices they will have to make in the future and who or what may influence them.
  • Consider if peer pressure can ever be considered positive – if so, when and why?
  • Use books, films, adverts etc, to generate discussion about safety issues and how to manage them.
  • Discuss the reasons for the change of law on cigarette packages. Ask the children to reflect on the question ‘Is the packaging effective in stopping people smoking?’
  • Describe the various First Aid activities children can participate in and administer themselves. Encourage children to work in groups to practise these skills eg Hands on CPR, how to place someone in the recovery position.
  • Encourage outside agencies to get involved with aspects of drug education within the school eg local police officers, social workers, paramedics.
  • Pledge your support and help create a tobacco-free Scotland