Chief Tom Davis from the Snow Hill Police Dept. Talks Prom Safety
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
Chief Tom Davis from the Snow Hill Police Department was on the show to talk about the dangers of prom night and how to prevent the special night from turning tragic. He says that the most important thing is to be aware of your surroundings, and the people your with.
“Don’t go off alone with someone you just met or may not know very well, and try to stay with at least one other person you know and trust,” said Chief Davis.
He also warns prom goers to watch out for alcohol use. If its around and you are aware of it, stay away from it. It’s also important to guard your cup or beverage, and never leave it unattended.
As a parent, Davis urges conversation from the beginning. Communicating with your children about the realities and dangers of what could happen on prom night is an important step to educate those attending the event.
“You want to have an adult conversation with them and let them know that you trust them, but you want to educate them about safety,” said Davis.
Distracted driving is also a huge problem that you want to prevent and be cautious of, on any day, especially with the excitement and energy that comes with prom. Chief encourages prom attendants to keep the driver of the car their in from texting on the road.
There are some interesting after party alternatives as well.
Parents can partner with teens to find a fun activity or place to spend time in groups with a protected environment that also feels fun and less supervised.