INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Important topics

The dynamic development of technology has alienated young people. Many of them, despite a large number of friends, mainly in the virtual world(e.g. facebook) feel alone. Peer-to-peer relationships are often shallow and don’t last too long. Family boundings are also often in crisis because in most families, parents cannot devote as much time to their children as they would like to and it is caused by working too much and too long.
Therefore, they are not able to notice the growing problems faced by teenagers, whose the way to overcome solitude and to be liked in their peer group is, among other things, drinking and abusing alcohol. Young people precisely because of the lack of close contact with their parents, lack of conversation about everyday topics and problems, lack of acceptance among peers they, feel imperceptible and overlookedabout the amounts of alcohol that they have drunk or the things that they have don, they want to be seen in their environment. The easiest way to do that is to boast e under the influence of alcohol alternatively about attempts in taking drugs. These are topics that give sense of bond between young people , accompanied them most of the time, whether in practice or theory.

There is need to raise awareness among young people because their experience with alcohol starts earlier and earlier each year. Latest accessible researches that include Warsaw teenagers are from 2015 and they were carried out on a general Warsaw, representative, random sample of second grade high school and vocational technical school students. They were mainly aged 15 – 17 year old. The results were confronted with research carried out in 2016 in which fifteen – year old participated from three different districts: Mokotow, Ursynow and Wilanow ( in further part of this presentation they are called „mokotow research”). The vast majority of participants during this analysis , admitted that they have already tried an alcohol before, 90 % of those who declared that were from the higher mentioned age group and 69% of them were actually 15 year old. In is worth to notice that the results indicate that about 12% of pupils from younger age group (13% of girls and 11% of boys) must have tried the alcohol being younger than 14 year old, which was confirmed in the research; from about one fifth to one forth of participants admitted that they first tried alcohol when they were 13 or younger. Results at the Warsaw-wide sample also indicate that experiences with alcohol are usually not disposable but for many students they are a recurring phenomenon. (Study report entitled Drinking alcohol and the use of psychoactive substances, including designer drugs by young students in the capital city of Warsaw, Warsaw/Sopot 2015)

There are not enough addiction prevention activities aimed at young people aged 13-15 adapted to the level of development of civilization, to the world that we are living in. To the broadly understood virtual world. Nowadays, young people live in the virtual world. Using communicators is often the only comfortable way to communicate with everyone including parents. It is device that they are constantly using. Answer to this problem is our educational mobile application, which will increase young people’s knowledge of false beliefs in society about alcohol. We will be able to rise the awareness of the young man and perhaps change the attitude towards the alcohol. Ustrzec młodzież, a pedagodzy szkolni będą mogli wcześniej zauważyć, wychwycić problem i w odpowiednim czasie zareagować. Warn young people, and lead to the situation that school educators will be able to notice beforehand, capture the problem and react in due course.

Below are links to forms that need to be completed and submitted. Forms are placed on Google drive. This is a prerequisite for the child's accession to the remote prevention program for alcohol addiction using the  mobile app.

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