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7 Tips for Parents During Graduation Season

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Graduation season is upon us, and while it’s a time for celebration there are still things you need to keep in mind to ensure that partygoers remain safe.

  1. If you host a party do it during the daylight hours, preferably in the early afternoon;
  2. Don’t rent a location for the party, rather do it in your home;
  3. Your invitations should include a line that says, “Alcohol and drugs will not be permitted under any circumstances”;
  4. Rent fencing and set up the physical location so there is only one entrance and one exit;
  5. Provide several chaperones;
  6. Instruct all chaperones to walk the premises throughout, looking at any hiding place that someone might hide alcohol or drugs;
  7. Hire a special duty police officer to work the event. Your school resource officer would be perfect as he/she knows the kids in the school, who to watch out for.