London, October 09 (ANI): Giving money to your teenage kid for drinking alcohol can actually help him/her avoid getting into trouble, according to a new British survey.
Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University claim that the youngsters who buy cheap alcohol with their own cash are more apt to be involved in violence and other forms of bad behaviour.
In a survey of close to 10,000 teenagers aged 15 to 16 in the north-west of England, it was found that almost 30 percent of the youngsters had experienced violence when drunk, while 12.5 percent had sexual encounters they later regretted.
The survey revealed that 35.8 percent of the teenagers had drunk in public places such as parks and shopping centres and 45.3 percent had suffered episodes of forgetfulness after drinking.
However, the source through which teenagers obtained their alcohol made a drastic difference to the harm it caused them, the Daily Express reports.
It was found that only under 20 percent of teenagers who drank once a week and were provided with alcohol by their parents had been involved in violence when drunk.
While for those who arranged for their drink themselves, the proportion getting into fights rose to 36percent.
An apparent link between the availability of cheap drinks and alcohol-related violence, "regretted" sex, and drinking in public places, was noted in the survey. (ANI)