POLS 7050 PRESENTATION: SCHOOL DRUG TEST SCHEME

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POLS 7050 PRESENTATION: SCHOOL DRUG TEST SCHEME

  1. 1. School Drug Test Scheme Florence Lam (09410155) Simon Chow ( 0 9410163)
  2. 2. IN TRO DUC TION <ul><li>Tiral Carried Out in Tai Po (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Will be Expanded to All Hong Kong Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns Raised </li></ul>
  3. 3. FIVE GUIDING RPRIN CIPLES <ul><li>Helping in students’ interests </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary participation </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Professional testing and support </li></ul><ul><li>“ Suspicionless” random sampling </li></ul>
  4. 4. ESTIMATED COST (527 Schools) <ul><li>HK$ 81,263,400 / school yr </li></ul>
  5. 5. OUR F O U R CONCERNS
  6. 6. EFFECTIVE- NESS SUPPORT PRIVACY ACCURACY
  7. 7. RE COMM ENDA TIONS
  8. 8. EFFEC- TIVENESS SUPPORT PRIVACY ACCURACCY No tests have 100% accuracy rate
  9. 9. ACCURACY <ul><li>Hair Drug Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to adulterate </li></ul><ul><li>More accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaire Regarding Medication Taken by Student </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent false positive results </li></ul>
  10. 10. ACCURACY EFFTIVE NESS SUPPORT PRIVACY Leakage of Data Who has the data?
  11. 11. PRIVACY <ul><li>No perfect solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the sensitive data </li></ul><ul><li>Provide necessary training </li></ul>
  12. 12. EFFEC TIVE NESS SUPPORT ACCURACY PRIVACY High Couselor-Student Ratio Insufficient Support
  13. 13. SUPPORT <ul><li>Evaluation & analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the counselor-to-student ratio </li></ul>
  14. 14. UI Design For Work UI Design For Home ACCURACY EFFECTIVE-NESS Can Help Solve the Problem? SUPPORT PRIVACY High Cost Consequences VS Results
  15. 15. EFFECTIVENESS <ul><li>VOLUNTRILY VS COMPULSORY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 or above, Voluntarily to join </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Below 16, Compulsory to join </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. CON CLU SI ON <ul><li>The benefits of the program outweigh the possible costs </li></ul><ul><li>A drug-free campus is good for both the students and Hong Kong in the long run </li></ul>

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