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WA school leavers warned to stay safe

AAP logoAAP 15/11/2016 Saskia Adysti

West Australian police are warning school leavers to stay smart and safe - and not do anything they will regret.

As part of the leavers strategy, extra forces will be sent to popular spots such as Rottnest, Busselton and Dunsborough.

Smart phone apps are also available to provide school leavers with information about quarantine and alcohol-free zones, designed to keep out "toolies".

Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey warned school leavers against any inappropriate social media use and reminded all high school seniors that anything they posted would "stay there forever".

Ms Harvey also expressed concern with the recent trend of Perth high school students heading to Bali for leavers.

"Sending them to Bali unsupervised is a wild card, though that's up to parents' discretion, but it's not something that I will be doing as a parent," she said.

St John Ambulance general manager James Sheriff warned school leavers about the danger of cheap synthetic drugs that were now easily available online.

Red Frogs WA state coordinator Hayden Glass, who has volunteered with the organisation for 13 years, says he hopes to see more school leavers making great decisions this year.

Leavers will begin on November 21.

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