Partying is fun and is enjoyed by people of all age groups. It is especially exciting for teenagers. Partying could include a lot of activities like attending a concert, clubbing, partying at a friend’s place, or a party at home. Mentioned below are some of the suggestions and tips, which will help the teens to stay safe, while they are having a great time at the party.
Tips For Safe Partying
A Range Of Perils
There are several things that can go awry at a teen party, which include drink driving, drink spiking, unprotected sex, gatecrasing, injury, sexual assault, getting arrested or binge drinking. Therefore, one needs to make smart decisions to avoid these things.
It is vital for youngsters to remember that alcohol and drugs are not necessary to have fun at the party. However, if you want to indulge in it, drink in moderation and wherever possible, go for options that have low alcohol. Another tip is to eat well before leaving home, as the absorption of alcohol is slow, while the stomach is full.
Drug-related problems can be avoided by not using them at all. In case, you do, ensure that you are aware of the drug you are taking and also how to lessen the perils of injury or overdose of using it. Don’t come under peer pressure and do something, which you are not comfortable with doing. Always believe in your judgment and remain close to those, whom you trust.
If you have been taking drugs or drinking at the party, don’t risk your life by diving into water or playing around a swimming pool. In case, you feel insecure at the party venue leave immediately to a place that is safe.
Plan And Prepare For The Night Out
If you are planning for a party with your friends, here are some safety suggestions: First of all, be aware about the venue, where you would be going and how you will reach there. The next thing is to plan how to get back home. For instance, if you want share a taxi take enough money with you. Always, have a Plan B to reach home, in case the first plan fails.
A drink from a stranger should never be accepted and don’t leave your drink unattended. Avoid drinking games, as you might make dangerous or silly decisions, when you are drunk. Decide on your limit and strictly adhere to it. Remember that carrying and using illicit drugs or drinking in public place or on the street is illegal. You could get detained and this might have a serious impact on your travel plans or future employment.
Keep Away From Potentially Violent Circumstances
Drugs and alcohol can lead to assault or physical fights. Here are some of the tips to avoid such situations.
Stay away from any verbal argument even if you are confronted aggressively by someone. You need to just walk away. Decide beforehand that all friends would watch out for each other. Avoid, going out with a person, whom you have just met at the party. If you are interested in him/her, get their phone number.
Safe And Sound Party At Home
Following are few safety suggestions, in case you throw a party at your own property. The party has to be registered with the area police at least a week in advance. To avoid the risk of gatecrashers, insist that it is a party by ‘invitation only’. Request your guests not to tell others through email or SMS. The invitation must clearly indicate, whether the party includes alcohol or it is ‘alcohol free’. Also, mention that illegal drugs are not allowed.
Inform the parents of the guests to call the host in advance for more information on the party and ask them to arrange for transportation to and from the venue. The valuables in the house must be secured and make sure that the gathering is monitored by some responsible adult. Ensure that the host as well as the parents of the host remains sober. This way, any untoward incidents can be dealt safely and quickly.
Although hiring a security guard may seem a bit extreme, it will give peace of mind to you and your guests. Food must be served in plenty, as guests will probably get drunk, while on empty stomach. However, avoid salty snacks and serve a lot of soft drinks and water. Lower the music past midnight and be on your guard, if the venue has a swimming pool, as the intoxicated guests might fall in to pool. The figures show that if teens are educated about safe partying, they are likely to protect themselves as well as their friends.