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Drinkaware to engage with parents in live web chat

Published:  27 July, 2010

Drinkaware will host a live web chat today to provide parents with advice about teenagers and alcohol.

As part of a series of online chat room sessions hosted by the arm of parenting charity Parentline Plus, it aims to give parents the opportunity to voice concerns about their teen's attitude to drinking, ask direct questions about how to deal with alcohol issues and chat to fellow parents.

Taking place between 12-1pm it will feature agony aunts and experts, plus the web chat with Drinkaware's director of external affairs, Avis Johns.

Parents can log onto to take part or to submit questions to Drinkaware in advance.

Chris Sorek, chief executive of Drinkaware, said: "Many mums and dads don't realise what a significant role they play in shaping their children's attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol. With the end of school exams and summer holidays now upon us, we're really pleased to be teaming up with Parentline Plus to offer parents an opportunity to get expert advice on alcohol related issues.

Recent Drinkaware research shows that two thirds of parents of 16 and 17 year olds (66%) are unaware of the guidelines around young people and alcohol, despite two fifths (41%) knowing that their child has had a bad drinking experience.