Today’s youth face unprecedented risks that no prior generation has ever faced. In response, D.A.R.E. has created two “enhancement” lessons that supplement other D.A.R.E. curricula and provide important information for parents as well.
Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse
Recognizing the alarming increases in the abuse of prescription drugs and Over-the-Counter medicines, D.A.R.E. convened a meeting with national experts to create specialized lessons to educate students and their parents about the risks and consequences abusing prescription and OTC medicines. These lessons are available for elementary school, middle school, and high school classrooms, as well as presentations for parents and community groups.
Access to the internet has permeated our society creating significant challenges for schools and parents to ensure the safety of their children. D.A.R.E. partnered with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition – an international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts, and advocates – to create unique educational materials for D.A.R.E. officers to present in schools to help ensure safe use of the internet.