Thursday, 18 December 2014

Underage drinking survey - Six out of seven parents are unaware that underage drinking is becoming less of a problem.

A recent poll illustrated that parents are misinformed when it comes to predicting the attitudes and behaviours of young people with regards to alcohol.

Although only 5% of 11 – 15 year olds drink alcohol on one or more occasion every week, parents in a recent survey consider this number to be higher than 30%.

When asked to guess the percentage of young teens who had tried alcohol at least once, parents put this figure at 57%. The official number was 39%.

The data reveals that several parents are getting it wrong when it comes to trends of underage drinking.

Although fewer teens are indulging in alcohol than in the last 5 years, many parents predicted that the opposite was true.

The survey, which was conducted at the same time as Global Be(er) Responsible Day, was organised by AB InBev UK, the brewers of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s.

The Alcohol Education Trust has been working in close partnership with AB InBev UK since 2013 to better prepare parents to talk openly and honestly with their children about the dangers of alcohol and responsible drinking.

The results of the survey only show that there is still much work to be done as the majority of parents believe that 11 – 15 year olds drinking alcohol is the norm.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The perfect sport for your child.

Getting your child involved in sport is essential. It doesn’t matter what the sport is along as your child is engaging in physical activity. However, there is a sport which is so often overlooked, and that is a crying shame. The sport in question is cricket.

Cricket you say: yes cricket. Here’s why you should consider signing your child up to your local cricket club.

Team Work 
The ability to work in a team is something that is still important in later life. If you cannot work in a team then sadly, you’re not much use. Cricket - like football - requires 11 players to make a team. From there everyone has their respective role: batter, bowler, fielder and wicketkeeper. Cricket really is the ultimate team building activity. If you were to go down to your local cricket club you would instantly see the camaraderie between the players. A cricket side is like family. You eat together, you play together and you hang out together. Most of these people are friends for life.

Wednesday Words - Storm.

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