There’s no safe level of alcohol use for young people under 18 years. Although trying alcohol is common among teenagers, there are many risks. Alcohol can impair brain development and increase the risk of other alcohol-related problems, including addiction, in early adulthood and beyond.
You and other significant adults are a major influence on your child’s use of alcohol.
You’re unlikely to be able to stop your child from trying alcohol, but you can be a role model for safe habits.