This spring Larchmont Mamaroneck RADAR is focusing its public awareness efforts on the problem of underage drinking. The new campaign addresses parents and empowers them to take a stand against alcohol use by teens. The theme of the campaign, “Be a Parent, Not a Friend,” was developed to reassure parents that the role they play in the health, safety and development of their teenage children is critical. “We parents tend to think that peers are the primary influence on the choices our teens make,” says Janet Buchbinder, president of Larchmont-Mamaroneck RADAR. “But all the research shows that parents are the most influential factor in a teenager’s life. “
Join us for our Community Kick-off Event:
Parenting and Prevention Expert Mike Nerney will discuss:
“Why teens shouldn’t drink, and how parents can make a difference.”
Tuesday, April 17th 7:30 pm Hommocks Auditorium
Parents, neighbors, siblings, friends and any residents who want to anonymously report a party forming at a local golf course, in the woods, on the trails, or at a house where there is no apparent adult supervision, can call this completely anonymous hotline; the police will respond.
The hotline is a tri-municipality service. Persons spotting a potential problem in the Town of Mamaroneck or Villages of Larchmont or Mamaroneck can call (914) 381-6103.
You won't be ruining a teen's future; you might be saving a life. Program this number into your cell phone today . . . and your teen's cell phone too! Kids become uncomfortable when they find themselves at parties where things are getting out of hand, and often don’t know what to do about it. Having this number can give your teen a way to quietly and anonymously do the right thing and call for help.
It’s time to change the trends in our community. If you observe or know of stores selling cigarettes, beer or alcohol to minors, or know of a party where teens are using these things, please call this hotline. Let's keep our eyes open and our kids safe.