Transcript Spring Break and Prom Safety
Carroll County Schools Advisement Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience: • School problems, such as higher absences or failing • • • • • grades Social problems, such as fighting or lack of participation in youth activities Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or hurting someone while drunk Unwanted, unplanned, and unprotected sexual activity Alcohol related car crashes Death from alcohol poisoning From www.cdc.gov http://www.edgarsnyder.com/images/inf ographic/drunk-driving-infographic.png Making good decisions: • Plan ahead what you will say or do if someone offers you alcohol or another illegal drug. • Know your date before you go. If you are going with someone you do not know, set up a date prior to the prom. • Talk with a trusted adult before prom about possible situations and ask him/her to be available during prom night if you need to call. Keep an eye on your date/driver to make sure he/she doesn't drink any alcohol. Know where you're going before prom night and have directions to those places. Remember -- if you find yourself in an uncomfortable position, or if the driver isn't safe, have enough money with you to call a friend or a cab. Have a trusted adult you can call. After prom, gather in a friend's house or backyard, take your shoes off, turn up the music, and really dance! Host a karaoke party at your house Have a "Cranium" or "Act One" party at someone's house Go to a late-night diner all dressed up and order fries and a milkshake; it'll hit the spot and you'll get tons of attention! With an elbow partner, discuss how you will use this information to stay safe during prom and Spring Break. Be sure to consider the consequences of not making the right decisions.