Read the gory and not-so-gory details about what Wellesley students say they are up to behind closed doors and sometimes out in the open.
More than 2,000 Wellesley middle school and high school students took the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey last fall and the results were presented last month at a School Committee meeting. Substance abuse, sexual activity, bullying and violence, and mental health were among the topics addressed.
The summary is that Wellesley is making progress on the middle school front in areas such as cigarette smoking and alcohol use, but has work to do in areas such as pot smoking and bullying, including cyberbullying. Positive trends in cigarette smoking and physical activity showed up in the high school survey, while concerns remain about alcohol and marijuana use as well as bullying.