Start Recording & Start Talking finalists
Drug Free Action Alliance and the StartTalking! prevention program, with support from Verizon, challenged Ohio's students to create videos designed to get parents and children to have frequent and honest conversations with each other about drugs.
More than 130 students from all over Ohio participated in the contest, and a review team pared down a list of finalists. The first place winners split a $2,500 prize, second place a $1,500 prize, and third place a $1,000 prize.Research shows when parents and children have conversations about substance abuse, the children are up to 50 percent less likely to start using drugs and alcohol. In addition to watching these videos, learn how you can prevent your children from using or abusing drugs by visiting the StartTalking! website at www.starttalking.ohio.gov/home. And, sign up for biweekly Know! Parent Tips delivered straight to your email at www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know/parent-tip-sign-up.
"Heroin's so bad. Why do people take it?" Would you know what to do when your child asks this question? "It Starts with a Question," by several youth at Genoa Area High School, made this video to help you start talking with your children.
Courtesy of the youth at Marion L. Steele High School, "It doesn't have to be you," focuses on the dangers of youth substance use and how to talk to your children about it.
Need some tips on talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol? Delaney McQuown, from Upper Sandusky High School, created this video, which stresses the importance of talking to your children and tips for how to do it.