Parent shocked by teenage drinkers

A CONCERNED Warwick parent said she is shocked to see the rise in under aged Rose City teens drinking alcohol at parties and parents allowing it happen.

Mother Tracy Grayson said it was "unbelievable" how many under age children she had seen at parties.

"Do any of these parents know that their children are going to these parties and are drinking at these parties, and who is the one responsible for buying the alcohol for these kids?" she said.

"Where is all the supervision for these children?

"Do these parents that are buying alcohol for these children think that they are cool for doing it, and do they think that their child will be popular at school because they are buying alcohol for these private parties?

"We as parents are supposed to be setting an example and trying to teach these kids right from wrong."

According to the Office of Liquor and Gaming parents or guardians must provide responsible supervision to minors when supplying them with alcohol for consumption in private places like parties.

Fines of up to $8000 apply for breaches of these laws.

A Queensland Police Media spokeswoman said the laws were enforced by police with a general offence in place for providing alcohol to under age drinkers.

But she said it was difficult to prove parents had purchased and supplied the drinks after the fact.

Do you think it's appropriate for parents to supply their children with alcohol? Let us know in the comments.

 

Under age

Alcohol may be supplied to minors but only at private parties and each minor must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

Fines can be up to $8000


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