Q. Is the
Internet a good source of information on drugs?
A. It can
be but… be very careful! A quick search on the word "marijuana"
on two major search engines turned up more than 500,000 websites
dealing with the subject. We looked at the first 50 sites
from each search engine and found two that were not promoting
the use of marijuana! The rest were promoting the legalization
of marijuana, the use of marijuana as medicine, tips on growing
marijuana, opportunities to purchase marijuana online and
This is a great
example of why it's important to monitor the use of the Internet.
(Keep the family computer in a common room.) Talk about where
your kids are getting their information and help them "consider
the source." Many of these sites rely on anecdotal stories
and not science. Use the links on this website to connect
to sources of science-based information.
us your parenting questions concerning kids and drugs.
See more Ask
A Parent questions.