Prom Tips

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Tips for Parents:

  • DO NOT rent hotel rooms for teens.
  • Ask your teen for a detailed itinerary for prom night, including venues, times, and contact numbers.
  • Establish an agreed upon time for him/her to be home.
  • Make sure your teen’s cell phone is charged and tell them to keep it on at all times.
  • Set up established check-in times and when your teen will call or text you.
  • Know who is driving and who the passengers will be. If using a limousine service, make sure that no alcohol is allowed inside the vehicle.
  • Discuss the school’s rules that are in place for prom.
  • Encourage them to WEAR THEIR SEATBELT!!!
  • Provide an “out” for your teen. For example give them a contact number of someone he/she can call at anytime to get help if he/she is in a situation where he/she doesn’t feel safe or comfortable.
  • Stay up until your teen gets home and check-in with him/her.

Tips for Teens:

  • Plan ahead – make sure you have a safe and fun prom night.
  • Charge your cell phone and have it with you at all times.
  • Call or text your parent at the times you have discussed.
  • Alcohol is illegal for anyone under 21. It can get you arrested, hurt, or worse!
  • Do not allow anyone in your car or limo that has alcohol, drugs, or weapons. Besides being dangerous, everyone in the car is at risk for being arrested.
  • Do not accept anything to drink from someone you don’t know. If you leave your drink unattended, throw it out and get a new one.
  • Know where you are and where you are going. If plans change make sure to let your parents know.
  • Don’t let friends drink and drive. Never get into a car with anyone who has been drinking.
  • Have a responsible person available for a safe ride home if an emergency arises.
  • Trust Your Instincts! If you feel endangered or uncomfortable, leave immediately.

 

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