Some might disagree with "scare tactics" as a way to get kids to avoid drugs. If it works, I'm all for it. But it might not. Remember the "your brain on drugs" commercial with the frying eggs? That attempt didn't work, obviously, so most kids probably just thought, "Yum, I want breakfast!"
But new software that progresses a photo of a child's face to show what it will look like after meth use just might do the trick. It hits teens' vanity, which, we all know, is pretty close to number one on the list of things they are concerned about.
A sheriff from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office in California, working with a local community of Pomo Indians, created the software with the help of Abalone LLC to deal with methamphetamine issues in that area.
The software, which at $3,000 is not something you'll be downloading onto your family laptop, is geared more for law enforcement agencies and school programs. It age progesses a photo to six months, one year and three yearsRead More »from Methamphetamines: scare your kids with bad skin