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Good & Bad Drugs

Good drugs usually refer to medicines that doctors prescribe when you're sick, like medicine for your ear infection. Good drugs also refer to pills like Aspirin for your headache or stomach ache.

*Always follow the directions that come with the medication.

*Never take any medication that wasn't prescribed for you.

Bad drugs refer to drugs that are illegal, like marijuana (pot), ecstasy, cocaine, crack, heroin, acid, meth, steroids, and many others. All these are harmful to your health especially if used often or in large amounts.

Making A Smart Choice

Peer pressure is the most common reason for kids to try smoking, drinking, or drugs. You have to be strong and confident in making your own smart choices.

If friends or kids you know actually offer you cigarettes, drugs, or alcohol, there are many ways of saying "no".

* No thanks.

* Sorry I'm not into that.

* I've got plenty of other ways to get into trouble.



Every school has bullies and kids who taunt, tease, shove, and beat up others. Bullies are equally likely to be boys or girls. Bullies are usually insecure people who may not have been taught that it's wrong to hurt others.

Dealing with bullies:

*Tell someone. It's not tattling! Tell your parents or a teacher.

*Hang out with friends. Bullies pick on kids who are alone.

*Stay within sight of teachers when you are at school.


Getting There and back

*Always use the same route every day:
This will help keep you from getting lost and help your parents know where to look for you if you do not come home. Remember there is safety in numbers, so if possible travel in groups.

*Picked up after school:
Lots of kids (especially younger ones) get picked up after school. If someone you don't know tries to pick you up from school, don't go along. Find a teacher in the school and ask to have your parents called. The safest thing to do is let your parent(s) decide how you should get home.