Music festivals are teens’ favorite event to attend. While they can be fun events but are also associated with drinking and drug abuse.
Over the past decade, it has been observed that there have been increasing numbers of younger people attending the event. In addition to that, there has been growing number of ‘pill testing’ or ‘drug checking’ at music festivals and most of the teens are affecting with it. So it is essential that you realize that things can go wrong and do your best to outline some possible strategies that could keep your child and their friends safe.
If you allow your teen to attend music festivals, discuss the following things before permitting them to attend the event.
Here are some useful tips to keep your child safe.
Get all the information
Do you know where the music festival is going to be? Who your children are going with? What are their plans of getting to and from the event? Make sure that you have all the information about your kids and if possible, take the responsibility to take them to where they’re going and pick them up.
Communicate with your kids
Let your teens know that why you are worried about sending them to the musical festivals. Make them realize that you are concerned about them not to drug abuse. Communicate with them and provide them every opportunity to come and talk to you about anything at any time. Be honest while talking to your kids about drugs and tell them that you are worried about them. Warn your kids to stay away from ecstasy addicts and other related drug addicts and keep themselves safe as much as they can from the use of all illegal drugs.
Talk to them about the use of illegal drugs
It is important to let your kids know the legal consequences of taking drugs such as ecstasy at these music festivals. There is a massive police presence at these events with drug detection dogs and roadside drug testing. Due to this security more people from the dance culture being prosecuted for drug offenses. Tell your kids about the effects of being caught for using drugs on the rest of their lives. May be they get the opportunity to drink or try various drugs at the event but it is important to warn them about the severe deadly and consequences of binge drinking and mixing substances. A little amount of alcohol can lead to a significant intoxication, so it is better to stay away from it. in addition to that , teach your child how to respond when they found themselves in unsafe circumstances. it’s better to stay away from the use of drugs and try not to mix alcohol with drugs.
If we all come together and create awareness, educate our teens and put strict rules then the risks of getting into substance abuse in music festivals can end.