TEEN TIPS & ACTIVITIES
Prom Safety Tips for Teens!
Prom is fast approaching! Do you know how to stay safe on the biggest night of the year? Below are some tips to make sure you stay safe while dancing the night away!
1. Never drink and drive or ride with someone who has been drinking.
2. Plan to attend prom after-parties that don't include alcohol or drugs.
3. Never leave your drinks unattended.
4. Stay with your group of friends and look out for each other throughout the night.
5. Never let someone you know has been drinking get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
6. If you have a cell phone, make sure it is fully charged. Keep it with you at all times.
7. Know the plan for the evening and make sure your parents or guardians have the same information you do.
8. Listen to your parents or guardians about the dangers of drug use and underage drinking.
9. Plan ahead of time what you will do or say if faced with an offer to use alcohol or drugs.
10. Trust your instincts. If something does not feel right about a situation or environment, leave immediately.
Car accidents are the number one killers of drivers between the ages of 15 and 24. Texting while driving, speeding, underage drinking, peer pressure, not wearing a seat belt and making poor decisions while driving can lead to serious consequences for teenage drivers. In an effort to help students practice safe driving, Richland One is partnering with the SC National Safety Council, local law enforcement agencies and community leaders to offer Alive at 25, a four-hour survival course to teach young drivers about the attitudes, behaviors and risks they face every time they get behind the wheel.
The Alive at 25 course is required for all student drivers who want a parking permit for a Richland One high school for the 2015-2016 school year. Alive at 25 is taught by trained law enforcement officers. Parents who would like more information about Alive at 25 should contact the National Safety Council at 803.732.6778.
2016 Alive at 25 Training Schedule for Richland One
August 4, 2016 - Lyon Street Teleconference Center - 9:00 am-1:30 pm
August 9, 2016 - Lyon Street Teleconference Center - 9:00 am-1:30 pm
August 11, 2016 - Lyon Street Teleconference Center - 9:00 am-1:30 pm
ROCC launched their “Let’s Be Blunt!” campaign in order to provide information to parents and students surrounding the dangers and consequences of marijuana use. The three-part campaign utilizes ROCC’s Youth Committee, Parent and Community Committees, and Communication Committee to help reach their target audiences through prevention activities within the district’s middle and high schools, presentations at Parent University sessions, and through print and social media outlets. Above is the “Let’s Be Blunt!” youth poster.