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For Parents

R U Different? is an exciting project involving students in secondary schools throughout the UK and other parts of Europe.

The Social Norms approach is measurably proven to build greater resilience in young people and help them make better choices, based on a more positive truth than is often portrayed in the media.

The survey is primarily about gathering information on young people's attitudes and perceptions to smoking, alcohol, drugs, bullying and staying safe online. It is to be completed 'online' and in school time. The survey is anonymous and designed to ensure complete confidentiality.

If your child's school has agreed to contribute to the survey, we hope that you will be happy for them to be involved.

Once the responses have been received data will be collated and used as part of the school's PSHE programme. It will be aimed at promoting positive attitudes and behaviour that the majority of young people choose, to lead happy and safe lifestyles.

It also intends to dispel the myths that everybody is engaging in some kind of risky behaviour, as often portrayed by the media. We hope to reinforce the positive behaviours and attitudes we hope to see young people engaging with.

R U Different? is a product of Manchester based organisation Social Sense and all staff are DBS checked and working to clear safeguarding policies.

Hopefully this provides enough information, should you wish to discuss anything further please contact your school.