Should adults drink in front of children?
Almost a third of UK children say they feel scared when they see adults drunk or drinking too much according to a survey carried out by Childwise for BBC Newsround. Is the drinking culture too ingrained in our society?
Half of the 1,234 10 to 14-year-olds questioned for the study said they had seen their parents drunk. Nearly half claimed not to be bothered by adults drinking, but 16% said alcohol made adults angry and aggressive and 30% said they were scared when adults drank.
The survey comes six months after former Children, Schools and Families Secretary Ed Balls warned parents in England not to under-estimate the "dangerous consequences" of under-age drinking.
Do adults need to rethink their attitude towards drinking? Should children be educated from an early age about the dangers of alcohol? What action needs to be taken to prevent binge drinking worsening in the next generation?
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