|About Smoke Free Kids
The Shane and Sally Smoke Free Game is a classroom based
smoking prevention program that can be used by children between
10 to 12 years of age. It has been designed by a multidisciplinary
team of health professionals and has been trialed in a number
of primary schools in the outer southern metropolitan area
of Adelaide, South Australia. Previous trials of the program
have demonstrated that teachers found it to be an excellent
teaching tool and students enjoyed undertaking this activity.
The game is available in two forms –
a pen and pencil version, the “Smoke Free Game”
and an online interactive version “Clear the Air”.
Both versions of the game involve students seeking answers
to questions about smoking and the tobacco industry. The answers
to these questions are embedded in the game and topics covered
include the health consequences of smoking, sporting performance,
financial issues, social concerns and the environmental impact
of the tobacco industry. This website provides children with
additional information about smoking and the tobacco industry.
Links to other websites provide access to more information.
|Using the Game
Smoke Free Game
This version can be downloaded and printed out. View a sample
section of a completed Smoke
Free Kids board game, coloured in by students, here.
First download the game
here and the questions from
here, then print them both out. Enlarge the game to A3
and photocopy as many copies as required for your students.
The game and website can be used in many ways. One idea is
to provide students with the game in the classroom setting
and encourage children to colour in the picture while seeking
the answers to the questions provided. Children can work on
this task individually or in small groups.
Clear the Air
This is the online interactive version of the game. It is
designed for 1 or 2 players. It is envisaged that Clear the
Air will appeal to a wide range of students because of its
animated interactive nature. Clear the Air could be used as
a classroom activity with students working individually or
in groups of two, followed by class discussion.
Navigating through this website and additional links will
increase the students’ knowledge about the risks of
smoking and the negative impact of the tobacco industry. Information
from the website can be printed as required.
We are currently requesting feedback from teachers to help
us evaluate the overall effectiveness of the games. Please
take a moment to fill
in this brief form, thank you.
activities that could be conducted include:
develop their own project covering one or more of the
topics included, using the website as a basis for their
develop their own anti-smoking posters and slogans
discussions covering the topics included and additional
topics such as peer pressure, advertising and legal issues
playing to explore social concerns and challenging peer
| Other websites with more information about smoking
to Smoke Free Kids Home Page