Do You Have a Kid in College?
February 22, 2017 10:50am CST
There's a new show on TV called 'Campus PD' on the Spike channel on Tuesday nights and as the title states, it's about the police who cover college campuses. A lot of kids at the age of 18 and away from home think there are no boundaries when it comes to the trouble they can get into. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, 48% of the students admit to binge drinking and in Carrolton, Georgia, $162 million dollars a year is spent on booze. I think the worst statistic was for Cincinnati, Ohio, where $1 Billion a year is spent on alcohol by students. DUI's, wrecks, assaults, rapes; all due to the drinking problem on campuses. Not to mention the health issues related to the large consumption of alcohol. It's one thing to 'escape' the family home and the rules therein; it's quite another to be a total idiot.
You needn’t look further than the nightly news to find examples of college drinking and all the dangers they can bring to your campus.
10 people like this
• United States
22 Feb 17
Even in the 1970s, our college campus was rife with all kinds of unwise, but usually, just silly behavior. A lot of drinking went on then, but I do believe that unlawful acts due to drinking were not as widespread and were of a more harmless nature. Attitudes today on campuses are of the "I-can-do-know-wrong kind," and that type of attitude is devoid of responsibility.
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
My eldest is at college and will be at university at the end of next year. He lives with his Dad at the moment. He'll probably be moving away when he goes to university. He is unbelievably sensible! His social life currently consists of eating pizza in the maths room once a week. If he sticks to that kind of rebellion, I don't think there's going to be too much trouble with binge drinking!