The aftermath of Natalee Holloway missing in Aruba and the subsequent investigation in to her disappearance has brought the discussion of safety for Spring Break 2006 to the table.
It is a wake-up call to students and parents alike not to take things for granted and to stay safe. The following are some interesting reads:
Spring break: Girls gone mild
A new poll targeting female college students says the excessive drinking associated with spring break can result in unprotected sex and women being taken advantage of by male partyers. And in the case of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teen who went missing May 30 while attending a class trip to Aruba, it may have led to her death.
(Daily Local News)
Spring break: No vacation for parents — Tips for talking to your kids before they hit the beach
There can never be enough talk about safety, especially if alcohol and drugs are involved.
That should be the approach parents take when broaching the subject with their older children before the kids head out on spring break with their friends.
(The Stamford Advocate)