| I can never go a whole night at the weekend
without witnessing a young girl puking on her shoes.
we as a county drinking too much?
Home Office seems to think so judging by the antisocial drinking
campaign they introduced this summer targeting areas plagued by
underage drinking and violent behaviour.
is fully justified in retrospect; I can never go a whole night at
the weekend without witnessing a young girl puking on her shoes,
or some skirmish by the taxi rank.
a teenager myself I have always been aware of underage drinking
in local pubs and clubs, but Gloucestershire's drinking problem
was brought to my attention fully when watching a midweek edition
of 'Points West' on BBC1 recently.
was utterly flabbergasted to learn that Stroud was the focus of
attention. I had no idea that our drinking problem was worthy of
news coverage. The programme included footage of an obviously underage
and inebriated girl.
some teenagers of Stroud would find this amusing, I found it quite
must we blame pubs and clubs as being catalysts for this binge drinking
my school the subject of drinking was touched by our 'Personal development'
teachers. However I do believe that children are not fully alerted
of the long term dangers of drinking - especially binge drinking
which is potentially a greater danger.
| It is irresponsible to serve so many
underage teens, and they must stop to think about their actions.
that drug and alcohol education in schools is just as vague as sex
education and I believe this must be addressed.
I don't think that teachers should address drinking in a totally
dismissive fashion, I think that everyone has the right to drink
so long as they know the potential dangers.
a time of reform for the British Government, I think that Blair's
immortal line "Education, education, education" is vitally
of just having drink-driving campaigns at Christmas, have them all
year round focusing on all the negative aspects of drinking.
the government is currently focusing on the negative aspects of
drinking but really needs to introduce ways of educating the masses.
I do believe that pubs and clubs must take heed of the warnings
that have been dished out by the press.
that it is irresponsible to serve so many underage teens, and they
must stop to think about their actions.
by Jamie Skey
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I think from 16+ is a reasonable age to start drinking, you can then learn youself what your own limits are and how to enjoy alcohol respocibly, its all part of growing up :D
U Should Be Able To Drink In Pubs/Clubs Sensibly At The Age 16
I think that drinking should be lowered to 16. By doing this the young people are going to be less likely to get into trouble as they don't have to make such an effort to get hold of alcohol, if it is available for them then they are less likely to be tempted as there is no fun due to them not getting into trouble, which they generally want to do. If they feel that they can be trusted at a young age, they tend not to get into trouble as they feel and think better of themselves. It is because teenagers are stereotyped they feel that they have to blend in by the name that they are given. As a drinker myself, it would make life a lot easier if drinking was lowered to 16. It may be harmful, but it is the responsible choice of the person if they choose to drink or not.
I think that it is alright to drink when you are younger than the legal age because it is a good way to relax and have fun... but at the same time you need to make sure you know your limits, so that you know you are going to be safe!!
ahhhh nevermind get drunk have fun enjoy your life you only live once :)
Jess + Kate
We think that the drinking age should be lowered to 16,Some 16 year olds may be ready and it is legal to have sex at 16.16 is the age that teenagers become more sensible and would get them to mature easier.It is better drinking in pubs/clubs legally then on the streets illegally. Some parents may trust there child to drink.These are just some reasons to agree with my argument. Thanks x
You should Be Able To Drink At Any Resonable Age As long As Youu Are In a Controlled Enviroment.
it is a disgrace that so many people are harmin thereselves
drinkins fine bt ur better off bein in a pub/club cos theres people to look afta you ther in a park or on the street ur alone, it makes sense for teens to be able to drink in clubs
No you limit !!
O behave!!! Wake up nd smell the coffee unwind and have fun xxx
A lot of my friends get drunk and one was sent to the hospital! He was pretty stupid to get that drunk. I think underage drinking is stupid especially cuz a lot of younger kids don't know any self-control. They never know when to stop and that could be dangerous. I am 15 & I've never been drunk b4. & i don't plan to be drunk until I graduate so I can graduate and so the things I want...I can't tell you what to do...but if you're gonna drink at least know your limit.
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