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Staying Safe and Having a Good Time

As you move from adolescence to adulthood, parties, other social activities and celebrations such as Schoolies External Link will be important events in your life. They are a part of growing up and celebrating special occasions with your friends.

While most celebrations are fun for everyone involved, things can go wrong. Violence, drink-spiking, misusing mobile phones and the internet, sexual assault, and alcohol and drugs can all turn a great celebration into a real tragedy.

The Queensland Police - Party-Safe Program External Link has some ideas to help in holding a great party that's stress-free for everyone concerned including parents, hosts and guests. The site includes Party Safe for Guests, tips to help you have a good time at a party, and a Party Safe Checklist for party hosts. A Party Safe Registration Form is also available so that party hosts can register their party (at least one week beforehand) with the local police.

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