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Prom Safety Tips for Parents and Teens

Posted by Lisa LaGrou March 23, 2014 Family Health, Health

While prom night is stressful for parents and teens for many reasons, parents should never overlook safety. However, many parents aren’t aware of simple –yet effective – tips for making sure their teens stay safe on such a high-pressure night.

Parenting expert and Huffington Post contributor Erika Katz of bondingoverbeauty.com, who has a popular blog discussing issues of the tween and teen years, has put together her top safety tips for prom night:

Prom Safety Tips for Parents and Teens:

  • Get the phone numbers of your child’s prom date and at least 5 friends so you can reach someone. Inform your child, you expect them to answer their cell phones and texts should you call them.
  • Give Your Kids a Curfew – There is nothing your kids can do after 2am that they can’t do before 2am.  It’s not a trust issue, it’s a safety issue.  Do you really want your kids roaming around after 2am?
  • Remind your child that everyone has a camera. With cameras hidden everywhere, it is so important your child realizes not to behave in public in a way that might cause them shame if it ended up on youtube.

Colleges can take away what they have offered. A college acceptance can be revoked for illegal behavior and for getting expelled from high school. Prom night is not Vegas. What happens on Prom night could jeopardize their future.

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