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Bolles is fully committed to the safety and well-being of our students. Our
goal is to provide a safe and secure environment, one which reduces the
temptations, risks, and obstacles that all students face on a routine basis. To
this end, The Bolles School administration and the Bolles Parent Association
work together to further educate our parents about national topics of concern
for children. Topics such as internet safety, the pressured child, and drug and
alcohol awareness are examples of key issues discussed.
Alcohol and drugs
are widely and readily available to young people today. The statistics for
alcohol alone are heartbreaking: 10.8 million underage drinkers account for over
20 percent of the alcohol purchases in the U.S., with 7.2 million admitting that
they have taken part in binge drinking. And over 60 percent of the teens who
consume alcohol report that they initially got the alcohol from their own or
friends’ homes. At least 18 percent of eighth-graders have used marijuana.
Nationally, by the time a teen reaches 17 years of age, 6 out of 7 have friends
who use marijuana. As much as we might hope otherwise, our students at Bolles
are not exempt from these temptations, or these statistics.
to support students in making good decisions, and for years we have sent out
information packets to assist our parents in talking with their child(ren). Now
we are saving needed dollars and trees, as you can easily find this important
information on our web site. We have had guest speakers on these subjects as
well as many others visit our school campuses throughout the year.
section of the Bolles web site will post any future guest speakers or events. In
addition, you will also find a drug and alcohol awareness section as another
resource. It is our hope for parents to talk openly to their students about
these dangers. It has been clearly established that teenagers whose parents talk
to them regularly about the dangers of alcohol and illegal drugs are far less
likely to use these substances. Our goal is the lifelong happiness and success
of your sons and daughters.