Parents warned: don’t reward exam success with alcohol
on 19/06/14 at 1:45 pmBooze News
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.