Prom night is a big event in a high school student's life and it brings excitement to both child and parent. Along with that excitement, parents also experience worry and concern about their child's safety and decision-making.
"Parents should remember, despite what their student professes, they make a big impact on their children and should always send them off on prom night with instructions to be safe and make good choices," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Foundation Chairman Kenny Ehrman. "Your kids may act like they're blowing you off, but they hear what you are telling them and they know what guidelines you have set forth and expect of them."
The CSLEA Foundation reminds parents to
· talk to your son or daughter about safety on prom night
· reinforce that no alcoholic beverages should be consumed
· know where your child is going after the event
· ask your child if he or she has any concerns about the evening
· if a limousine is transporting your child, speak to the driver about your expectations for a drug and alcohol free environment
· be sure a responsible adult is present at any after-prom parties
We wish all those attending high school proms this year, a safe, happy and fun night. Make good choices!