Strategies and advice to help your teen stay safe if they do choose to have sex at Schoolies.
Advice on how your teen can keep themselves safe whilst using social media.
Tips and advice to help your teen stay safe whilst drinking during Schoolies.
Tips and advice to help your teen safe around drugs at Schoolies.
Tips and advice to help keep your teen safe when out and about during Schoolies.
Tips and advice to help keep your teen safe in their Schoolies accommodation.
Ways to stay connected and support your teen during Schoolies.
Your teen may have zero expectations of staying in contact with you whilst their away at Schoolies but we encourage parents / guardians to stay in touch with their teens during their time away.
- Before your teen heads off to Schoolies, lock in a communication plan with them e.g. they will message you at 10am every day or you will call at 3pm every afternoon etc
- By day three and four, your teen may be overtired, be running out of money or over Schoolies entirely. This is a very important time for parents to check in with their teen especially if they have pre-existing mental health concerns. It’s a great time to see if your teen would like you to drop off a home cooked meal (if they are staying local), need any washing done or would even like to come home for a night.
- Remind your teen of their chosen trusted adult and to call them at any time if they need someone to talk to
- Make sure that your teen knows that they can call you at any time and that you will be there to help them or their friends
- Get the contact details for the friends your teen is staying with, and their parents. It’s also a good idea to make sure that your teen’s friends have your contact details and that they know they can contact you in the event of an emergency.
- Follow our Safer Schoolies for Parents Facebook page for updates and the latest information during Schoolies on the Gold Coast