Drugs: Think of the Children!
It’s become a cliché to suggest, ‘Somebody, think of the children!’ – This has become so ingrained and parodied that we can perhaps overlook the importance of communication towards our emerging generations. How do we conduct ourselves as we try and have those big talks with our children and teenagers? Does 'just say no' work? Joining us to discuss the importance of communication are two people who have been on the frontlines of education:
- Mark Grist is now a spoken-word artist and known for his battle raps which have gone viral. Formerly an English teacher, Mark famously battled his students and is well placed to gauge how we should talk to our younger audiences.
- Dr Chris Van Tulleken has presented BAFTA winning medical programmes on Channel 4, BBC, CBBC, and is well known for series such as Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Operation Ouch, and most recently BBC One’s The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs. With a mix of medical knowledge and having worked in children’s education, Dr Chris is also very well placed to give his insight.
Sex and drug education is a tricky thing to get right – we have to ask ourselves, are we really connecting to our youngsters? Has drug education worked? And how can we improve? Come along, talk drugs with us - and let’s be honest!
Stop and Search is on the Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces Podcast Network, brought to you by Acast, in association with LEAP UK. We’re once more thankful to Tottenham Court Road’s Waterstones in hosting us and providing a lovely, relaxed venue.