Getting kids to 'wise up' about the drug craze
CNB's engaging methods include mock autopsy table to depict dangers
Published on Jun 24, 2014 9:19 AM
Singapore's drug busters have adopted a more engaging approach in opening the eyes of students to the dangers of drugs.
Skits involving students is the latest addition to a string of interactive moves to get those in the 12-to-18 age group to say "no" to drugs.
Roadshows, videos and a bus fitted with digital devices have also been launched to drive home the message in a lively manner.
These sessions at schools, junior colleges, institutes of education (ITEs) and polytechnics used to be conducted in a less interesting manner, with officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) giving talks, with Powerpoint slides, during assembly sessions.
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THE 'SUBVERSIVE' WAY
Lectures won't cut it. You have to use 'guerilla warfare', different mediums such as the performing arts and sports.
- Dr Ken Ung, a consultant psychiatrist at Adam Road Medical Centre