Parents warned: don’t reward exam success with alcohol

on 19/06/14 at 1:45 pm

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indexAlmost one in four parents will be giving their children alcohol to celebrate the end of school exams this summer, says Drinkaware.

Drinkaware is urging parents not to give children alcohol to celebrate the end of exams, as their developing adolescent bodies can be damaged by its effects.  Drinkaware says: “The Chief Medical Officer’s guidance states that an alcohol-free childhood is the best option, as alcohol can damage a young person’s developing body. Giving children alcohol to take to parties could normalise a drinking culture from a young age.”

The Drinkaware survey shows that 23% of parents are giving alcohol to children after the exam period, and on average, a child aged from 14-17 can expect to receive an average of 9 units of alcohol to take to post-exam parties, holidays or festivals.

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