Responsible decision-making

Making informed decisions helps students to feel confident and in control of situations

It also builds their responsibility for and ownership of their actions. Confronted with complex situations, students need to know how to work through the process of considering options and understand the consequences and the impacts of the choices they make.

Teaching social and emotional skills promotes respect, resilience and safety and strengthens protective behaviours.

Schools provide safe environments along with the skills needed to help students make informed, responsible decisions.

  • Collaboratively develop whole-school strategies for responsible and respectful behaviour
  • Embed practices for developing students' self-confidence and resilience for dealing with peer pressure
  • Ensure targeted support for students to make informed, safe choices about alcohol and other drugs

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