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How do you keep teens safe on prom night?

Here comes prom night – and with it, parental worry.Teens and adults see prom as a “rite of passage,” which means kids think they have to make this night one to remember for the ages – which can lead to drinking and other risky behavior.Not your teenager? Most parents like to think their kids will make good decisions – and they’re right, most teens will. But parents can sometimes be in

Here comes prom night – and with it, parental worry.

Teens and adults see prom as a “rite of passage,” which means kids think they have to make this night one to remember for the ages – which can lead to drinking and other risky behavior.

Not your teenager? Most parents like to think their kids will make good decisions – and they’re right, most teens will. But parents can sometimes be in the dark.

Laura Dean-Mooney of Mothers Against Drunk Driving tells TODAY that one in five teenagers binge drink, but only one in 100 parents think their child binge drinks.

Uh-oh.

So, how do you keep your teens safe during prom season, but still let them have fun? The experts recommend cracking down on the after-party. “No hotel rooms,” said psychologist Belisa Vranich. Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine, says parents should get their kids to come straight home after prom: “Make sure you are part of the fun.”

Hmmmm. Parents of teens, how are you handling the potential perils of prom night?