Gardaí in Donegal are advising parents to talk to their teens about alcohol and drugs ahead of this Friday night’s Junior Christmas Disco in Letterkenny.
Hundreds of young students will descend on the town for the event from across the county.
Gardai have appealed to parents to prepare for the night.
Sgt Eunan Walsh said this will be one of the biggest if not the biggest nights of the year with a huge amount of people attending parties and nights out.
Many of those teenagers will also attend underage discos, and Gardaí are advising parents to have an ‘honest chat’ with their children before they go out.
Gardaí will be on patrol in Letterkenny for the teenage disco on Friday night.
They had this advice for parents: “Please ensure that you know who your child will be attending the disco with, what their travel arrangements are and how much money they will be taking with them.
“If they only have an essential amount of money with them for travel, club entry and a bite to eat/soft drinks then the hope is that they won’t be in a position to give in to the temptations that are out there.
“Please have an honest chat with your child about alcohol and drugs and establish a genuine trust where these issues are concerned. Ensure that their phone is charged and has credit on it.”
“We understand that it is a worrying time when your child is attending a disco but we hope that collectively we can all do our bit to ensure that they have a safe but enjoyable time.”Tags: