Smashed Online is an externally produced resource to educate and young people about the risks and dangers associated with underage drinking. The resource supports the delivery of Northern Ireland Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4. It includes a short video followed by a series of lesson plans and is ideally suited to online and home learning during the Covid pandemic.
What is Smashed Online?
Smashed Online is a free Key Stage 3 (recommended 11-14yrs) alcohol education e-learning module that comprises an engaging video-based storyline and interactive activities to embed learning and encourage personal reflection.
The module, which takes around 60-90 minutes to complete (but can be undertaken in shorter sections), is fully aligned to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study in GB and the NI curriculum.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the programme Smashed, which has historically been delivered live in schools, was adapted for online delivery as an e-learning module. The module has been designed to:
- increase knowledge and understanding of the risks and dangers associated with underage drinking;
- increase awareness of the communication, personal and social skills required to keep safe from harm, make responsible choices, and resist social influence;
- reduce the number of young people who would consider drinking alcohol underage; and
- identify strategies for keeping safe from underage drinking particularly in social, peer group environments.
What is the Smashed Project?
Smashed is a global programme which is currently being delivered in 25 countries worldwide and has been experienced by around 950,000 young people so far. Further information is available on the Smashed Project website.
Log into Smashed Online
Smashed Online is a perfect resource for remote and self-directed learning during lockdown, it is easily distributed to students via the link below. The course can also be completed as a teacher-led activity, with a sign-up option for teachers to use the resource for this purpose.
Register and/or log into Smashed Online now: