Tips to make your teen’s prom season a fun but safe time in their life.
Been there done that. Prom is one of the most exciting and magical night in a teenager’s life. Though your teen will probably be focused on looking their best, parents should make sure to set some safety guidelines.
The youth organization Students Against Destructive Decisions and Liberty Mutual Insurance shared their tips with WBNS:
- Drive now, Snap later. Two out of three teens admit to using apps while driving.* Remind teens that using apps or taking photos while driving is just as dangerous as texting while driving. Phones should be kept out of sight to avoid potential distractions.
- Extended curfews mean tired teens. After a long and exciting prom day, teens are bound to be tired. 36 percent of teens have taken measures to wake up (i.e., opening up the windows) when driving.* Remind teens to call for a ride if they’re too tired to drive home late at night, and reassure them that you will pick them up no matter what time it is.
- Passengers on prom night. Energetic prom-goers can be distracting passengers. Speak with teens about how many friends they can drive with on prom night and remind them that distractions can come from inside the car too.
- Talk with teens. Set clear expectations for prom night so your teen will stay safe and you can worry less.