The full MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report has been put on-line by the schools. I am not sure if this is the first year the full report has been made available, as I know in the past only summaries were distributed. Great to see the actual data.
A few things I noticed from scanning it:
- fair amount of alcohol and marijuana use
- lots and lots of stress
- some pressured to provide sex
- few parents control and/or discuss on-line use and time
I was interested to learn at a recent Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) (www.MedfieldCares.org) meeting that the kids generally do not believe the data about alcohol and drug use affecting their brains, based on their push back to Dr. Ruth Potee when she was presenting the facts to them at her recent talk at Medfield High School.