Sources from which pupils have obtained helpful information about drinking alcohol
Pupils could give more than one answer.
A large proportion of young people (77%) considered their parents to be a source of helpful information about drinking alcohol.
Teachers were the most commonly identified helpful source of information outside of the family setting (by 62% of pupils).
In relation to different forms of media, TV and the Internet were the most popular sources of helpful information about drinking, with both identified by 57%. Social media was mentioned by 45% of pupils.
Some sources, like friends, TV, the Internet and social media became more common as pupils got older (see table 7.21).