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Parents Urged to Talk with Teens Before Partying in Ocean City

Anne Arundel County schools and health officials encourage parents to speak to their teens about the dangers of underage drinking before Senior Week parties in Ocean City.

Parents are urged to talk to their teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking before Senior Week kicks off in Ocean City. File|Patch
Parents are urged to talk to their teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking before Senior Week kicks off in Ocean City. File|Patch
From a news release:

With prom and high school graduation near, Anne Arundel County parents are being urged to talk with the teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking as they head to Ocean City to celebrate.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health encourage teens to participate in senior events that are safe and alcohol-free. Parents are encouraged to speak to their graduating seniors concerning the dangers of underage drinking, including the health, family and legal consequences of use.

All graduating seniors will receive a brochure explaining the Play It Safe project, a nationally-recognized drug and alcohol abuse prevention program developed for graduates who celebrate the end of high school in Ocean City, MD.

This project includes public awareness, education and alternative activities to encourage youths to make safe and responsible choices during their celebrations. Some of the alcohol-free events being held in Ocean City during senior week include laser tag, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, moonlight bowling, volleyball tournaments, miniature golf and karaoke.

More information about the Play It Safe Project is at www.playitsafeoceancity.com.

For information on how to speak to your teenager about alcohol, visit the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ website at www.drugfree.org.

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