Prom Night

Ensure your kids know how to party safely

(HealthDayNews) -- With high school proms and end-of-year parties just weeks away, ensure your kids know how to party safely, advises the Atlantic Health System.

Here are some safety pointers to share with your teens:

  • Don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Don't accept food or drinks from someone you don't trust.
  • Make sure you have a safe way to get home.
  • Make sure your parents know where you are.
  • Adopt the buddy system. Go to a party with a friend and make sure you leave with that same friend.
  • Don't hesitate to call 911 if there's a medical emergency.
  • Act responsibly. If you get caught doing something illegal, you'll have to face the consequences. And if you're underage, your parents may also be charged.
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