Do You Have a Kid in College?

@nanette64 (17934)
Fairfield, Texas
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.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Feb 17
Our society! It is going waywire. What is in booze?_
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 17
@stbrians How sad.
@Corbin5 (115603)
• 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.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 17
Exactly @Corbin5 . And what kills me is when the kid gets arrested, they are shocked.
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@amadeo (72844)
• United States
22 Feb 17
this is all going on now.Never change
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 17
And that is the sad part about it @amadeo .
@amadeo (72844)
• United States
22 Feb 17
@nanette64 yes it is.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26199)
• United States
27 Mar 17
I am blessed that my son is not a drinker and doesn't party
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Mar 17
That's a good thing @Tampa_girl7 . You taught him responsibility.
@DWDavis (14047)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Feb 17
I was very lucky with my two sons when they went away to college. They rarely saw me drink and grew up believing getting drunk is one of the dumbest things a human being can ever do. They still believe that.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Feb 17
Outstanding @DWDavis
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@megatron777 (3777)
• Guam
22 Feb 17
Soon next year. Hoping nothing nasty happen to my kid. I'm confident that mine knows how to stay away from those stuff. Crossing my fingers.
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 17
I sure hope so too @megatron777 .
• United States
22 Feb 17
Thankfully all my children are adults now and long past the college years. I am happy that none of my grandchildren are at those college age years yet
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@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 17
It's a scary thought @Marilynda12225 .
@pumpkinjam (5801)
• 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!
@FayeHazel (19729)
• United States
22 Feb 17
No kids here... it is unfortunate that those party hearty types are at college to begin with, get it out of their systems and then go... don't waste your college experience
@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
22 Feb 17
Yes, I do, but she is 41 and on her own. LOL