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Reducing risky behaviour through the provision of information

Report looking into whether engagement in risky behaviour could be reduced by providing young people with information.

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There is a long history of school-based programmes and other interventions that have sought to reduce young people’s participation in risky behaviour in response to government and public concern over such behaviour and its associated harms. However, there is little consensus about which approaches are most effective, or which groups should be targeted.

The Department for Education commissioned this report from the Centre for Understanding Behavioural Change (CUBeC) to explore whether engagement in risky behaviour could be reduced by providing young people with information.