Webinar: Parties, gatherings and sleepovers: How can parents keep their teens safe?

teenage parties


Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Targeted Drugs:


Paul Dillon, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia.


1-hour webinar recording, available on demand.


This webinar is for parents and guardians of teenagers who are looking for strategies to help keep their child safe at parties. 

Teenage parties provide young people with valuable opportunities to develop a range of social skills that they need to relate effectively with their peers. As they get older, alcohol is more likely to become a part of these social gatherings and, unfortunately, things can go wrong. 

This presentation will examine what we know about young people, alcohol, and its use at parties. It will also provide practical strategies and simple tips for parents considering allowing their teen to attend such events, to help ensure they are as safe as possible.


This webinar will provide: 

  • Information about teenage parties and the involvement of alcohol;
  • Practical strategies and advice for parents to make sure their child is as safe as possible when attending a party.

Evidence Base

This webinar was developed by Mr Paul Dillon at Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA). 

Page last reviewed: 5 November 2019. (Webinar conducted on 3/10/18)