Lanashire County Council

How to use this web site

‘Look Out! Alcohol’ is a website for children of 7 – 11 years old, their parents/ carers and teachers. Children will find lots of information about alcohol as they explore this resource, looking for clues to answer questions which will help them to discover and photograph small, friendly aliens.

How do we start looking for information and clues?
Click on any highlighted area in the town to start exploring.
In each area there are several “hotspot” areas which will bring up facts and information. Click on the ‘more info’ button and use the side bar to scroll through for further information.
At the end of each hotspot you will find a question. All questions have a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer. For each correct answer the user will receive one digit of code - there can be up to 5 pieces of code for some aliens. The objective is to get the required codes for each alien.
Once you have these you can go to the Alien Observatory and take a photograph of your alien.
Take care though... aliens are not easy to catch and focus and do not understand that they need to keep still! Points are awarded for getting the picture in the centre of the frame and in focus.

Who can help?
Apart from asking your friend, parent, carer or teacher both BOB and Venus are characters on the site who will help to guide you as you look for information. There’s also Sonny who will help you to photograph your alien.

Where can we explore?
Choose to visit any of the following places in town and check the hotspots.

The Library
Computer – who can you talk to about alcohol?
History books - some quirky facts about alcohol
Magazine - problem page letters about alcohol
Law books – the law and alcohol
Health books – benefits and risks of alcohol

The Bar/Pub
Beer pumps – units of alcohol
Wine glass – some reasons why people might experiment with alcohol
Till – costs of alcohol
Fruit machine – risk taking
Landlady – rules and laws about age and alcohol
License – laws around licensing
Clock – licensing hours
No smoking sign - smokefree law

The Supermarket
Till – comparing costs of alcohol
Cashier – shops and the licensing laws
Price – costs of alcohol in, and to, the UK
Security barriers – laws about selling alcohol

The School
Notice board – where to find help concerning alcohol
Playing fields – the impact of alcohol on sport
Caretaker- alcohol and young people
School locker – school rules about alcohol
Friends – peer pressure
Computer – finding out more about alcohol
Sports hall – health and activity

The Community Centre
Computer – cultural differences
Assistant – long term effects of alcohol
Magazine – alcohol and gender differences
Poster – alcohol advertising
Notice board – effects of alcohol on body and mind
Leaflets – local help and advice services
Window – Effects of vandalism

Cosmos Lane
Mum / dad – long term effects of excessive alcohol
Younger / older / brother or sister – confidence
TV – alcohol and the media
Radio – rules on alcohol advertising
Wine rack – alcohol in the home
Fridge - Experimentation
Newspaper - Guidance from Chief Medical Officer 2009

Police Station
Police Officer 1 (reception) – Anti-social behaviour
Noticeboard- being a victim
Police Officer 2- Domestic violence
Wanted poster- Drink driving
Magazine – Law
Poster – Personal safety