Folks away? Kids will play!April 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Security | Leave a comment
Tags: child, duty of care, kid, Naomi Oakley, parent, party, safe parties, secondary supply, security, teen, U-NOME Security
In recent weeks, my security industry contacts have reported an alarming trend.
A growing number of parents are leaving their children at home while they go on holiday.
Why? Because they think that if their kids have a party while they’re away, they won’t know about it.
And if they don’t know about it, they won’t be responsible for any party-related catastrophes.
Can you believe this line of thinking?!
It’s quite likely parents are choosing this crazy strategy because of the new secondary supply legislation and its legal implications.
It’s a very nasty double-edged sword:
- First, today’s parents aren’t willing to provide boundaries for their kids.
- Second, they’re scared and unsure about controlling alcohol that’s brought onto their property.
A deadly combination.
For two years I’ve been lobbying state governments to create smart, effective safe party laws.
Neighbours are fed up with riots, emergency services have better things to do than chase drunks and we need to ensure our kids get home safely from poorly managed events.
It’s time to step up and stem the rising tide of damage, injury and deaths.
Kids do not arrive on this planet by stork or basket.
Parents must be made accountable and must take charge.
Click here to learn more.
Naomi Oakley, Founder, Safe Partying Australia.