King’s College is shaken by the 4th death in 18 months because of the alcohol poisoning this is one of the many more teenage alcohol abuse facts we have. 17-year-old student David Gaynor was founded by his father, a businessman commentator Brian Gaynor near Auckland motorway after the ball. The ball itself was alcohol-free, however, pre-ball event supplied alcohol.
This accident damaged the reputation of one of the most famous private schools so this issue is now on the docket. According to the recent teenage alcohol abuse statistics:
- About 8.7 million of children age 12-20 reported drinking alcohol
- More than 51 % of kids drink and drive
- 4,700 teenagers die because of alcohol poisoning
Members of parent support organization set parents at ease that despite the fact that around-ball parties have alcohol, teens never try it.
Parents Inc CEO Bruce Pilbrow shared some time to talk about teenage alcohol abuse facts. He explained that in general, teenagers do not binge drinks, however, it is hard to control. No one expects parents to sit and control teens because it is almost impossible to figure out how much they drink, as well as when and where they do it. Parents claim to have no idea what teens are doing at and after parties.
James Webster, fellow student of King’s College died last May because of alcohol poisoning – he drained to the dregs a quarter of bottle of vodka. That evening adults were at the event, however, he and his friends found a way to drink as they decided to hide in a dark corner. As much as we want our kids to be free, we cannot forget about the fact that most teens drink and drive. Teens who are drinking and driving hardly ever understand the damage that they are about to make. Most teenagers are lucky to stay alive that’s why they continue doing the same thing over and over.
The level of alcohol education is incredibly low nowadays in comparison with sex education, believes Donald Webster, James uncle. He said: “It is not absurd to be so cautious about sex as you can’t actually die during sex, but you can easily die from an alcohol poisoning.
Pilbrow believes that parents are still keeping track of their children’s life so there is no need to be fatalistic about drinking alcohol. Parents have to explain their children all negative impacts of the alcohol and make them realize how many mistakes are made because of alcohol.
Parents give to much freedom to their children, when you let your child go to a party you can’t be sure if he/she will behave there. According to the US law, minors are not allowed to drink alcohol unless they have the parent’s express permission. That means that any parent who serves alcohol at his house pre-ball party breaks the law unless all under-18 year old guests have permission from their parents. It is parent’s responsibility to watch kids during the party. If children have any of the alcohol abuse symptoms they have to be delivered to a hospital as children’s bodies are not capable of digesting alcohol, which can lead to serious alcohol abuse effects.
He approves that youngsters can drink with their families because parents can control them. Lack of control is the main problem of pre-ball and after-ball parties – supervisors have no possibility to control teens and the amount of alcohol they are drinking.
Parents experts team suggests to create an environment that excludes boredom to avoid alcohol poisonings. Trust-based relationship lead to a clear notion where a child is protected and secured.