Beach Week is a tradition in the Washington, DC area. Also known as Senior Week or Grad Week, it is celebrated as an opportunity for recent graduates go to local beaches to enjoy a ‘last hurrah’ with their high school friends.
For many students, Beach Week encourages a week of dangerous behavior, including wild never-ending parties, binge drinking, and drug use. Such risky activities can lead to problems neither your nor your teen anticipated.
Listed below are some safety tips to help avoid and manage some of the potential dangers of beach week:
Parenting requires keeping a delicate balance between smothering and protecting your children. Beach Week is one of those challenges of being a good parent. Read what the National Resources Defense Council has to say on beach safety.