Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe Encourage your child to be involved in school and community activities. Have rules regarding acceptable social activities, having friends over, and curfews. Know what activities your child is involved in and who your child’s friends are. Find“teachable moments”to talk about the conse- quences of drug and alcohol use. One discussion about drugs and alcohol isn’t enough. Know what’s happening in your school and in your community. Talk to other parents, and be aware of the places teens go“to party.” Be clear about your position on tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Let your child know that the use of these substances will not be permitted. Let your child know that there will be consequences for tobacco, alcohol, or drug use. Knowing there will be consequences gives your child a reason to “say no." Make prescription drugs inaccessible. Talk about the dangers of taking other people’s prescriptions. Understand that your number one responsibility is to keep your child safe. If you have reason to believe that your child is involved in risky behavior, you need to take action to ensure his/her safety—even if that means violating your child’s privacy.