N.J. parents get informed with pre-prom advice | Editorial

From “Scared Straight” — where inmates impress upon young people why it is no fun to be in prison — to the badly wrecked car that police haul into a high school parking lot before prom weekend, there’s a long tradition of trying to get teens who think they are invincible to understand the consequences of risky behavior.

After three or more generations of such programs, there’s still no absolute answer to whether or not they change attitudes long-term. Parents and school officials who schedule these presentations may be willing to settle for a short-term effect, i.e., “Don’t drive drunk after the …read more

Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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