DFW Online Features


The best solution to the drug problem is education.

Much of what kids hear on the streets about drugs comes from those selling them. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World provides educators with practical tools to give youth solid facts which enable them to choose to lead drug-free lives all on their own.

No one questions the severity of the drug problem and its devastating impact on youth. Academic results suffer and, even worse, drugs undermine health and destroy young lives.

The best solution is to reach young people with effective, fact-based drug education—before they start experimenting with drugs. Tweens, teens and young adults who know the facts about drugs are much less likely to start using them.

The online education website provides the full Truth About Drugs Education materials at your fingertips, and contains practical tools to educate young people about substance abuse.

The core of the Foundation’s education program consists of the 1 hour and 42 minute documentary, The Truth About Drugs: Real People—Real Stories.

The documentary is supplemented by thirteen drug information booklets and award-winning public service announcements. All of these videos and booklets are available for display or download at any time, for use in any teaching environment whether online or offline.

This Truth About Drugs Online Education Website fills the growing demand for practical tools to help the teacher, instructor or drug prevention specialist communicate the truth about drugs swiftly and effectively.

The website features full lesson plans, assignments and classroom activities that capture and retain young people's attention—and elicit their participation. Students willingly read, view and, most importantly, use the information to make the right choices about drugs.

The Online Education Website is built to facilitate several learning environments, providing tools for both the teacher and the student.

        <li>Teachers can use the site to deliver the curriculum to students right in the classroom</li>
        <li>Tutors and home school teachers can manage several students at once, and can customize the curriculum for the needs of specific students in a remote or one-on-one scenario</li>

        The complete lesson plan is built into the Online Education website, providing all of the tools of the full curriculum.

        The Teachers' Guide provides one with details on each step of the curriculum, including additional teacher-only instructions and information on how to evaluate student performance.

         Lessons tailored for the students are provided in the site, allowing the student to follow along on his own computer (if available); and easily accessible to the teacher for handy reference.

    The Notice Board section gives teachers the facility to post exemplary student answers on the board for the class to view, as well as the ability to make teacher announcements.

    A Student Roster is provided to manage your students, review progress and assign grades for each student.

        <li>Also included is a student grading system, providing the ability to grade each step and write notes for each</li>
        <li>A notification and messaging system allows teachers to send and receive personalized messages to and from individual students</li>

    Also included is a student grading system, providing the ability to grade each step and write notes for each.

        <li>All Drug-Free World educational videos, booklets and materials are available for download from the site, as well as in-line with the lessons themselves, ready for immediate viewing:
                <li>Truth About Drugs documentary - a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred educational film that covers each of the most commonly abused substances</li>
                <li>16 They Said/They Lied public service announcements (PSAs), each focusing on how casual drug use can lead to lasting drug ruin</li>
                <li>13 fact-filled booklets <em>The Truth About Drugs</em> series simply but powerfully <em>inform</em> about drugs</li>