Alcoa joins Life Education to teach Mandurah, Murray kids about cyber-bullying and drug prevention

Life Education educator Gina Natale teaching children in the Life Education Centre.
Life Education educator Gina Natale teaching children in the Life Education Centre.

CYBER-bullying and drug and alcohol prevention will be on the curriculum for more than 5000 students, teachers and parents across 11 primary schools in Mandurah and Murray this year.

Alcoa has joined forces with Life Education to deliver Relate, Respect, Connect, a school health and drug and alcohol prevention program.

The program gives students the tools and information to make good decisions when tackling the big issues and teaches them how to build safe and respectful relationships in real life and online.

Life Education executive officer Bernie Foley said the organisation had successfully focused on preventive education for almost 40 years.

He said it was the key to empowering children with the skills and confidence to make safer and healthier choices when dealing with unsafe behaviours and situations.

“Bullying in any form can be complex and challenging for both parents and schools and the problem needs to be addressed at a fundamental level,’’ he said.

Relate, Respect, Connect also provides teachers and parents with access to information, resources and forums and is delivered by specially trained educators through Life Education’s Mobile Learning Centre.

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