Survey asks parents for views on teen drinking

Published April 1, 2015 at 8:04

Parents in Blackburn with Darwen are being asked for their views about letting their teenage children drink alcohol.

The Council has launched a survey to explore parents’ beliefs around alcohol, asking questions about what age they let their children drink and where and when they allow them to drink. The survey also asks parents why they think teenagers should be allowed to drink alcohol, for example they may believe the home is a safe environment or they can teach about responsible drinking. It includes sample campaigns for parents to comment on.

There is evidence that drinking underage can affect development and encourage heavier drinking in later life. The results of the survey will be used to help develop public health messages about teen drinking.

Parents of children aged 12 to 17 are being asked to take part in the survey. Those  who do so will be given the option of leaving their contact details and being entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Mall voucher. Alternatively surveys can be completed anonymously.

Click here to complete survey. Closing date is Tuesday, April 7.

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