At our elementary school, last week was what they called, "Red Ribbon Week". Each day, they were told to wear certain colors or hat to represent a drug-free week. On Friday, my son, who is in second grade came home with a contract he had signed an agreement not to use tabaco or alcohol. My son does not even know what "alcohol" is. I was a bit bothered that my son was told in school, in 2nd grade, what alcohol is. I can understand presenting this at the fifth grade level, before kids go into middle school, but second grade?
Would this bother any of you? At what grade level do you think it is appropriate to bring up this topic? Does anyone feel that parents should be told or even asked to sign a permission paper ahead of time if they want their child to be told about drugs and alcohol?
Maybe it is just me, but I was surprised.