Student Safety

I’m Schmacked…Have You Seen These YouTube College Party Videos?

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: September 23rd, 2012

Remember when we partied in college? What would we do if all those pix were on video, posted on the web forever? I’m Schmacked videos chronicle the crazy drinking and partying that many of our kids enter into when they’re at college. Viewers Beware!

When we first heard about these videos, we checked them out with our eyes half closed! 

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Results of our Poll about the Drinking Age

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: August 27th, 2012

Beer, Vodka, shot glasses, beer glasses, underage binge drinking

The results of our Poll ” Should the drinking age be lowered from 21?” are in. We are split at 50% for yes and 50% no. We were surprised by these results, are you?

We thought parents would respond YES because of the pervasiveness of binge drinking on college campuses. Many parents and even some college presidents feel that if the drinking age were lowered to 18 again then this culture of binge drinking would be diminished.

On the NO side many parents feel that lowering the drinking age would not only affect college students but all currently underage young adults. And past research has suggested that when alcohol becomes more readily accessible to young people, alcohol-related problems, such as drunk driving, go up.
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Lauren Spierer – One Year Later – Still Missing

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: June 5th, 2012

When we send our kids off to college we do so with a leap of faith. Faith in them and in us that we have instilled the valuable lessons of safety and security. Such concepts of stranger danger and making sure they are never alone are primary in those lessons. In addition, although we all know about the rampant drinking that goes on at the college campuses, we also tell our girls, especially, that to lose control could have extreme consequences. From date rape to these parents nightmare of a daughter gone missing.
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