POLICE have been going back to the classroom to give teenagers in Whitley Bay advice on preventing drug and alcohol misuse.
The high school education sessions in Whitley Bay have been jointly held with police and N2L, the confidential drugs advice service for under 18s in North Tyneside.
The discussions for year 9 pupils, aged 14 to 15, aimed to educate teenagers about the risks of drinking alcohol and other substances, the risks to their health and how they would be breaking the law.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Dave Foy said: “Keeping young people safe from alcohol or drugs misuse is very important.
“Education is key to getting the right messages across.
“Young people need to be aware of the dangers of taking alcohol and other drugs.”
Young people who need drug or alcohol advice can call N2L on (0191) 643 8802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone with information about drug misuse or shops selling alcohol to under 18s should contact police on 101 ext 69191.