You can authorize nights out to your daughter or son. But it is important to set rules to define boundaries. These boundaries bring safety: Rules and boundaries
You can make them sign an outing contract:
It is a contract between the teenager and both parents, or the legal representative. You can establish this contract starting at age 16-18. On this contract, write:
- The types of alcohol they can drink, and the maximum amount
- The curfew time and means of transportation
- The punishments: what happens if they don’t respect the contract? Choose punishments you can apply. For example: less outings, less pocket money.
Remember to congratulate your daughter or your son if they respect the contract. Value good strategies.
You can authorize your teenager over the age of 18 to go out to bars or nightclubs. Yet you must know that drugs are present in these parties. For example, people do ecstasy, MDMA, ketamine or cocaine. Your daughter or your son may want to try these drugs. They might be influenced by friends or the person who tries to sell it to them.
There are consumption rules. These are drug-related codes of conduct to abide by during nights out. These rules are well respected by users.
Transmit these pieces of advice to your daughter or to your son:
- Use public transportations
- Plan beforehand with whom and how you’re going home
- Stay in groups
- Drink enough water
- Never leave your glass out of sight
- Go to the bathroom with a trusted friend
- Ask for help from bar employees or security agents in case of a problem.
Your young adult goes out to bars and nightclubs? Does he or she talk to you about drugs?
You want to know more about the different types of drugs, their effects and how they are used?
→ Visit the website of Nuit blanche? It is a Genevan webpage and device appreciated by French-speaking Switzerland. Its purpose is to reduce the risks associated with drugs.