2008 Safe Summer Campaign
It's summertime, and teens are at high risk to start drinking. What's more, teen drunk-driving deaths are at their highest levels.
Let's make it a safe summer.
Don’t serve alcohol to teens.
Parents, older relatives and friends, schools, communities, law enforcement, and businesses can fight underage drinking.
- Teen drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior.
- Most teens who drink alcohol get it from friends and family. Protect teens by stopping easy teen access to alcohol — don’t serve alcohol to teens, tell others you oppose teen drinking, and keep track of the alcohol in your home.
- During the past 10 years, teen alcohol use has dropped substantially, along with teen perceptions that alcohol is easy to get.
June 1 - September 1, 2008
What You Can Do
- Download a Safe Summer poster and post it at your school or business.
- Ask your local radio station to run a "We Don't Serve Teens" public service announcement.
- Post a "We Don't Serve Teens" banner on your website.
- Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper.
- Tell why you oppose teen drinking — here are answers to common questions about teens and alcohol.
- More ideas...
Who Supports This Program?
The WDST program has been recognized by the U.S. Senate and officials from 40 states. Join the many public and private organizations who support this message!
Don't serve alcohol to teens.
It's unsafe. It's illegal. It's irresponsible.