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The Drug Education Forum

(Sex) Drugs and Alcohol – Social Norms in Stockton Schools

The third of the presentations we had at last month’s seminar on social norms came from Catherine Whilburn a researcher at NWA Social Research a company that has been working with schools in Stockton to deliver the “You Said” project.

As you’ll see they surveyed over 1,600 pupils in the area from Years 7 and 9 and as with other social norms programmes found there was a significant difference between what young people thought was going on in their peer group and what is actually happening.

You’ll also see the data that Catherine and her colleagues collected following the intervention which suggest that the programme did have some impact on the lives of the young people who were exposed to it.