1 in 3 Year 6 students have had alcohol (2014) | 1 in 2 Year 8 students have had alcohol. This increases to 2 in 3 Year 10 students (2014) | 1 in 3 Year 8 students reported drinking alcohol in the last 30 days and 1 in 6 Year 8 students reported binge drinking in the last two weeks (2014) | 1 in 3 Year 8 students in Knox report current alcohol use (in the last 30 days) compared to 1 in 6 Australian students | Parents are the main suppliers of alcohol to young people under 18. Of the students that do drink, 1 in 2 Year 6 and 1 in 3 Year 8 students indicated their parents supplied the alcohol. This increases again to nearly 1 in 2 Year 10 students | Parental supply is the main source of alcohol, however less parents are supplying alcohol in Knox (Knox-34% & Aus-48%) | Other sources of alcohol for children and young people include older siblings , friends or other (relatives, stole, got someone to buy it for them weddings) | 2 out of 3 Year 10 students believe that the laws and norms in the community support alcohol and drug use | 1 in 2 Year 10 students perceive that their parents are tolerant of their alcohol use | Just over a third of Year 6 students and half of Year 8 students indicate they are living in family environments with high levels of conflict | 4 out five Year 8 and 10 students report low engagement with school | Almost half of Year 8 students express positive attitudes to alcohol. By Year 10 this increase to nearly three quarters | 2 in 3 students in Year 6 and 8 feel strongly bonded to their family. This is similar to their Australian peers | 1 in 2 Year six students see opportunities for positive participation in school. This declines by Year 8 and 10 to 1 in 6

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