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Underage Drinking Prevention Social Media Package
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Underage Drinking Prevention Social Media Package

Copy/paste these messages to help start a conversation to #PreventUnderageDrinking during:

  • Spring Break (March – April)
  • Prom (National Prom Day – March 31)
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April)
  • Alcohol Awareness Month (April)
  • Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (May)
  • Graduation Celebrations (May – June)

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Keep your Teen Safe on Prom Night

  • Don’t be a party to teenage drinking on prom night. Keep your alcohol in a secured cabinet and track what you have. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Hosting an after-prom party? Know your responsibilities. It is against the law to allow underage persons to possess or consume alcohol. Consequences include jail and/or a $2,500 fine. 😳 🚔  Learn more: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Your teen may not plan to drink on prom night but end up in a situation where others are. Would they know what to do to stay safe? Have a conversation today to make sure they are prepared. Visit: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk for resources. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Think it isn’t a big deal to serve alcohol to guests under 21 at your teen’s after-prom party? Think again. This is social hosing, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • It’s an exciting – and dangerous time of year. Make sure your teen knows that you are available if something goes wrong on prom night. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • What are your teen’s plans for prom night? Ask who they are going with and what their plans are for the evening. Make sure they have a back-up plan in case they end up in an uncomfortable situation. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Keep trouble from brewing on prom night. Don’t allow anyone younger than 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Keep your alcohol locked up and don’t serve alcohol at any after-prom parties. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Providing alcohol for your teen & their date on prom night can send you behind bars. 😳 🚔 Learn more: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Set the expectation for an alcohol-free prom night & help your teen remember prom for all the right reasons. #SafePromNight #PreventUnderageDrinking

 

 

Have a Safe Graduation Celebration

  • Don’t be a party to teenage drinking on grad night. Keep your alcohol in a secured cabinet and track what you have. 🎉🎓 #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Celebrating your teen with a grad party? Don’t contribute to underage drinking. Pay attention to alcohol being served at the party, or better yet – set an example for alcohol-free celebrations and keep alcohol off the menu. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Did your teen earn a scholarship? Problems with alcohol could result in revoked admittance. Help them make safe choices this graduation celebration season. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Plan an alcohol-free graduation celebration. Serve a volley ball game, take the family out for dinner, or search a community calendar for free activities to get the party started. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • College is just around the corner. Have honest and open conversations with your graduate to make sure they are prepared for any situation they face. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Serving alcohol to adult guests at your teen’s graduation party? Be a responsible party host. Don’t allow anyone younger than 21 to consume alcoholic beverages at your event. Consequences include jail and/or a $2,500 fine. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Keep your teen safe down the road. Pledge to have a conversation with your graduate about underage drinking and impaired driving. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking
    • Keep your teen safe down the road. RT to pledge to have a conversation with your graduate about underage drinking and impaired driving. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking (Twitter version)

    • Keep your teen safe down the road. RT to pledge to have a conversation with your graduate about underage drinking and impaired driving. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking (Instagram version)

    • Keep your teen safe down the road. Share to pledge to have a conversation with your graduate about underage drinking and impaired driving. #SafeGradNight #PreventUnderageDrinking (Facebook version)    
       

Start the Conversation

  • You are the key to preventing underage drinking. Teens are less likely to drink when their parents have close relationships with them & are actively involved in their lives. Visit http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk for resources to help start the conversation. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Have you asked your teen how they handle peer pressure? Practice scenarios with them so that they have the confidence to make safe choices. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking.
  • When your teen feels supported, they make better choices. Make time to have a conversation about underage drinking & the consequences of impaired driving. Visit http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk for resources from @VAHPERD. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Use TV show moments to bring up scenarios for your teen. Ask your teen what they would do if faced with a dangerous situation. #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Alcohol is a factor in 20% of teen driver fatal crashes. Keep your teen safe down the road & have a conversation today about underage drinking & impaired driving. @VAHPERD has resources to start the conversation: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • “Did you drink when you were a kid?” 😬 “What if my friends ask me to drink?” 🤔 “Why do you drink?” 😳 Worried about what you’ll be asked?  Don't! Visit: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk for tips on answering the tough questions. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Set clear rules and consequences about underage drinking. Talk to your teen about the risks of underage drinking and impaired driving. Set the expectation that drinking will not be allowed. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Have you reminded your teen that underage drinking is NEVER ok today? Take a few minutes (in the car, during dinner, or while watching TV) to review the consequences and your expectations. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Where is the best place to talk about your expectations about underage drinking and impaired driving? Anywhere! In the car, while making dinner, shopping, or watching TV. Be supportive and keep the lines of communication open. #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Not sure where to start? It’s easy – just get started. Let the conversation evolve over time. Keep talking. Keep asking. 🗨️ @VAHPERD has resources to help guide the conversation: http://ow.ly/dn9D30n8IVk #StartTheConversation #PreventUnderageDrinking

 




Be a Role Model

  • Don’t contribute to underage drinking. Pay attention to alcohol being served at your house parties, or better yet – set an example for alcohol-free celebrations and keep alcohol off the menu. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Children inherit their parents' drinking behaviors and attitudes towards drinking. Drink in moderation around children or better yet, not at all, and NEVER drive when you've been drinking. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Teens are five times less likely to drink if they have a parent who delivers a clear and consistent message that underage drinking is totally unacceptable. Be a role model and designate a non-drinking driver if you plan on drinking at parties or family outings. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Our children inherit our drinking and drug use behaviors and attitudes – good or bad. Be a role model and designate a non-drinking driver if you plan on drinking at parties or family outings. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • $25 for an uber – or up to $2,500 in fines? There’s too must at risk besides money when driving impaired. Designate a non-drinking driver if you plan on drinking at parties or family outings. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Engage in healthy activities that don’t include drinking alcohol. Host an alcohol-free game or movie night. Show your teen that alcohol isn’t needed to make a social situation more comfortable or fun. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Not all drinks are created equal. Generally 12oz beer = 5oz wine = 1.5oz liquor -however craft beers often serve a heavier dose of alcohol. Be mindful of the alcohol by volume (ABV) & NEVER drive impaired. #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • #DYK Craft beers typically have a higher percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV) than do other beers? Don’t make your own assumption about how one drink will affect you. Set an example and keep your passengers safe by designating a non-drinking driver. #BuzzedDrivingIsDrunkDriving #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • #DYK – Whether you are a #RegularMom or a #CoolMom, purchasing and/or giving alcohol to a minor is against the law. Penalties include losing your driver’s license for up to one year, up to $2,500 in fines and/or 12 months in jail. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking
  • Think it’s safer to let your teen drink at home when you are around? Think again. This misconception sends the message that you support them breaking the law. Don’t be afraid to set limits. Your teen will thank you for it. #BeARoleModel #PreventUnderageDrinking

 

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