Tea W/ C: Prom Night


Kaleynn Behrens

Have fun, but be safe on prom night.

Prom is supposed to be one of the best nights of your lives. However, some people may argue that the after prom party is where the fun really begins. I am here to encourage everyone to be safe after prom.

It would be highly naive of people to think that teenagers in high school aren’t looking for a banger, which for people not of this generation, it is an intense party. A banger includes drinking, sometimes drugs, and always resulting you to be in a total mess. Basically, if it is something you don’t want your child to do, it is definitely going to happen at a prom after party.

Teens are more likely to be in a car accident on prom night than any other time of the year. Why? Again, it’s no secret that teenagers use this night to make dumb decisions. It becomes even more dangerous when young prom goers choose to drink and drive.

To everyone who is not a prom goer on the roads as prom season approaches, please be very aware for the dumb teens who can’t be aware for themselves. Their intoxication can affect you. Teens on prom night don’t know what they’re doing, they just know they’re having a good time. Call the police if you have major suspicion, even if you are being a “buzzkill,” you could be saving a number of lives.

Parents, if you are allowing your child to go out and “have a good time” after prom, please make sure they are doing it somewhere safe. Make sure you know where they are. Make sure you trust the people they are with. If your child is making bad decisions, I highly recommend knowing where they are just incase where they are gets to be more than they can handle. Yes, teens may lie about where they are, but parents may I suggest “Life 360.” If your kids are lying, this app will tell you where they are. And let’s be real, teens today do not let their phones just anywhere.

For teens attending prom parties, do not make any decisions you are going to regret the next day. Do not ruin someone else’s life while you think you are having fun. If one of the activities you choose to part-take in is drinking, make sure you have a completely sober driver to take you home. If you are getting in over your head, don’t be afraid to call your parents. I’m sure they’d be much happier that your safe then knowing the next day that you made a bad decision.

These next few weeks of prom season are going to be crazy. People, be aware. Parents, care enough. Teens, have fun and be safe. Everyone knows you’ll never get this time back, but don’t make it your last time to have fun.