Amped4Life's has extensive information on drugs and alcohol issues on their website. Its founder Pat Buckley is an outstanding speaker on the realities of drug abuse and the risks they present to our youth. He presents to schools nationwide with a presentation and style that resonates with young people. If you get a chance to hear him speak it is a an unforgettable and enlightening experience.
The Health Education (HealthEd) website houses a searchable catalogue of resources about key public health topics. The Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health provides the resources to promote a better understanding of public health. They have
a range of education brochures on many topics including mental illness and sexual health
, in pdf format for downloading or to order hard copies. These are available free of charge.
HealthPoint provides up-to-date information about healthcare providers in New Zealand, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments.
The internet has become an everyday part of life for us and its integration into the school teaching curriculum has seen an exponential rise in recent years in much the same way as children's access has via mobile phones, tablets, computers and now even smart TVs.
But in this brave new online world there are many risks - just as in every day life. The key to harnessing the power and many benefits of the internet is understanding the risks and how to stay safe.
Click on the following organisations for advice on staying safe online.
- part of Netsafe but designed for very young children from 0-2 years.
This is an American site but it has a lot of good information that is relevant to keeping safe online for children, tweens, teenagers and adults
This is a Netsafe site dedicated to the issue of online/cyber bullying
Facebook Safety Advice
This is from the Facebook Safety Centre with lots of information about Facebook
Driver Education for Teens
has free Rode Code learning resources and has the official questions from the NZTA for the driving licence theory test.
The website is recommended and/or used by the industry body for driving instructors (NZ Institute of Driver Educators), NZ police, the military, immigration advisers, ESOL and literacy providers, and a great many schools, universities and community education providers.
Free practice for the learner licence is available on this website to ensure your teen understands the road rules and has an improved chance of passing their test first time.