STUDENTS on Kadavu have been advised by the police against involvement in drug-related activities.
Corporal Usaia Donu of the drug unit told 150 students who attended this week's Blue Light camp on the island about drugs and how they were causing problems in society.
He said times were changing and there were unique and innovative ways of manufacturing drugs which students should be aware of.
"Today, drugs are so dangerous because dealers are coming up with different methods of selling drugs - all they care about is getting the money," he told the students.
"Drugs don't just mean marijuana - there are other forms that have surfaced in urban areas such as the date rape drugs and that's something you should be aware of."
Corporal Donu told the students about the importance of choosing their company and using the information during the training session to their advantage.
Following a one-hour session with the Drug Unit, the students were told by the Sexual Offences Unit about the number of young people falling victims to sexual offences.
Sexual Offences Unit head Inspector Linieta Navonu said while it may be a hard issue to talk about, the reality was that students as young as 14 years had become victims.
"Some of those that are the ages of some of you sitting in this room have unfortunately become victims and more unfortunately perpetrators of sexual offence cases," she said.
"From teenage pregnancy to rape - these are just some of the hard hitting issues that are affecting the youth of today."
Insp Navonu said it was imperative that students understood the laws and their legal rights.
"We are here because we care about what happens to you and while we can only teach and give you the information to help you, at the end of the day it's the decision that you make that determines your future and how your life turns out," she said.