edudrugs

Team Name: 
2folks

As  parents of a grade 7 child, we wanted to educate them about illicit drugs. We wanted them to know  the names and effects drugs have on your body, and raise their awareness of what is out there in our community. We also wanted them to be able to recognise if anybody they knew was in trouble with drug abuse and where to get help if needed.  

We found it very hard to find any data on drugs that we could discuss with our children. We approached  schools, police stations, hospitals and chemists looking for information. Every person we asked at these locations, reposnded saying such an awareness program would be fantastic. One policeman quoting that if a program could educate our children before high school, he felt he wouldn't see as many children addicted to drugs and so much crime around to pay for drugs.  He said that children as young as 15 were already addidcted, and it only took one hit of ice.  Our concept proposes that a program is initiated in schools or community centres,   making children aware of drugs, and educating them on street names, uses and side effects, similiar to the awareness there is of other health issues such as smoking, alcohol, and sexual education.

As each person told us on our journey to find information, preventing our children from getting involved in drugs in the begininning  is far better than the consquesquences and lifestyle of an addict.

We really need to help our young!!

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Education and Child Development Sites and Services
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Dept for Education and Child Development
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of South Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Determine the number of primary schools in our region for the project and locations of them
Dataset Name: 
Previous Crime Mapper Releases
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Attorney Generals Department
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of South Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To view and use / compare state-wide and local ( council ) level crimes that were drug related.
Dataset Name: 
Mortality Over Regions and Time (MORT) books
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To see if there were any deaths related to or caused by drug usage
Dataset Name: 
National Drug Strategy Household Survey
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
ACT Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To find the types of drugs that are used in South Australia
Dataset Name: 
Drug Slang Dictionary
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Learn the latest drug slang terms people are using
Dataset Name: 
The Good Drugs Guide
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To have a visual facial picture of a person to show the long term use of drugs - in particular Cocaine
Dataset Name: 
The Good Drugs Guide
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To have a visual facial picture of a person to show the long term use of drugs - in particular Crystal Meth
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Non-Government Organisations
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To see if there was a suitable identification photograph that could be used
Event Location: 
Playford