Spring Break partying hits high for college students
College Students head to beaches to party for Spring BreakSpring break for college students no longer holds a trip to grandmas house or working an extra shift at the pizzeria. In the last few years thousands of students have instead headed to the beach for a not so innocent respite from the rigors of the college grind, one that is potentially life-threatening for many students. Unfortunately, spring break has become a week long party in several beach spots around the country including South Padre Island, Texas, and multiple beaches throughout Florida. Whats even worse is some companies have been accused of promoting heavy drinking and sex. Unfortunately, many parents seem completely unaware that tour companies market spring break destinations directly to college students. What are some of the greatest concern of parents? In a recent a recent Matters of Degree poll the following was reported:
- More than 80 percent of parents said they were concerned about college students drinking alcohol during spring break.
- Eighty-eight percent of parents said they think that spring break is primarily a problem of underage drinking, because many college students are younger than the legal drinking age of 21, and 61 percent believe that underage students are more likely to drink than 21-year-olds.
- 77 percent of adults and 68 percent of parents say that alcohol companies are using spring break in Mexico to introduce underage students to their products.
- The beer and liquor industries say that they are not promoting underage drinking by encouraging alcohol use at spring break locations in Mexico, but 64 percent of parents agree that this practice takes advantage of American youth under 21 and influences them to drink.
- Slow down
- Put the cell phone down
- Buckle your seat belt
- Dont drive if you are tired
- Dont drink and drive
- Avoid travel to Mexico