Survey asks parents for views on teen drinking

Published Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 14:13

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. Everyone who takes part will have the option of leaving their contact details so that they can be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Mall voucher. However, people may choose to complete the survey anonymously if they prefer. The closing date is Tuesday, April 7. To complete the survey, click here:


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