A video of a group of kids in a drinking spree, recently resurfaced online. The kids are seated in circles, passing around a shot glass and cup of chaser, complete with finger food and loud music on the background.
So where were the parents of these children?
We advise adults and parents or guardians not to encourage children to try alcohol as there are all sorts of dangers and risks that come from providing them with it.
Alcohol misuse can present health risks and cause careless behavior in all age groups, but is even more dangerous for young kids.
Because young people’s bodies are still growing, alcohol can interfere with their development, making them particularly vulnerable to the long-term damage caused by alcohol.
Drinking alcoholic beverages lower people’s inhibitions, and makes them more likely to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Young people are particularly at risk because, at their stage of life, they are still testing the boundaries of what is acceptable behavior.