I recently attended a talk about teens and drugs. It was terrifying. The speaker was Mr Trent Southworth, a former NSW police officer who specialises in youth liaison and now runs the Teens Strategies Group. By the time he’d finished I was ready to go home and lock my kids in the house and register us all for a crash course in home schooling. My kids don’t need peers and friendship groups do they? Surely they’ll be happy hanging out with just family till they’re eighteen?