by Developed in partnership with Orkney DASAT and Scotland Against Drugs
Billy and the Big D-cision offers young people the chance to explore a wide range of issues to do with drug taking, peer pressure, actions, consequences and responsibility in a safe enjoyable environment.
Billy’s back but sadly life doesn’t get any easier. Now some of his pals are passing drugs round at school and he has to decide what to do. Will he take the drugs and risk the effects on his health, his schoolwork and his family or say no and probably get laughed at.
Help is at hand though. Not only can Billy try out a choice, find out what might happen then take it back and try something else, but he can also call for help on his mobile phone, ask questions relevant to the scene he’s in and consult an extensive database of drug related topics.
Billy and the Big D-cision offers young people the chance to explore a wide range of issues to do with drug taking, peer pressure, actions, consequences and responsibility in a safe enjoyable environment. As well as 18 scenes, 54 choices, 15 outcomes, 45 talkabout topics and over 200 animations and sound effects (phew), Billy and the Big D-cision also comes with a unique drugs database, primary and secondary worksheets and a detailed user guide. Billy and the Big D-cision is aimed particularly at primary 6 and 7 and secondary 1 and 2 age young people and aims to support drugs education in school, social work and other youth initiatives.
Recommended age 11-16
Mac and PC
... This is a really excellent stand-alone resource which considers rights and responsibilities around substance misuse in credible social contexts. The characters are believable, the use of the mobile phone clever and the issues are addressed in a mature comprehensive manner, exploring and challenging common myths and attitudes. It dares not to overstate, accepting that drugs may well not hurt you or turn you into an addict after one try; the description of physical dependence of heroin includes references to nicotine and alcohol - an especially important message particularly for this age group...Highly recommended for use in schools, youth clubs and indeed in the home.
Patrick Hargreaves for Drugscope
CD Mac and PC