2. Let young people in your community know that you care

Let young people know that you care about them.  Young people feel a sense of belonging and connected when others want to know who they are with and where they are going. It is very important that young people know that others are looking out for them.

When a young person gains a postive sense of belonging, they are less likely to take part in many risky behaviours.

Get to know the young people in your community and say ‘hi’ when you see them. If you are a parent, ask about the friends of your child and where they are going after school, etc.