Is it really that simple? Take away the alcohol, and you’d have a safe clubbing environment for your kids? Come on. It’s true, though — think about it.
What you’re looking at is a dilemma that could involve some serious law-breaking. Needless to say, teens are not of the age that they can legally drink, or even legally buy a drink; so the what can be done?
Remove the alcohol.
Enter: the ever-popular and continuing-to-be-popular trendy teen club. You’ve got your flashy dance floor, DJ, and even a menu with food. What you don’t have are the cocktails. Does that really change anything?
Truthfully, it does. It promotes a healthier lifestyle, more fun, and a better outlook on what it means to ‘party.’ When kids get older, they may get a little more responsible about what to drink and realize that alcohol, honestly, isn’t at all necessary. Come to think of it, this particular writer wonders why alcohol should be a part of pop culture! Why do we need to drink to feel socially accepted anyway?
Here’s the unfortunate downside, though — the dancing. Remember the nights at the school dances when you’re getting down on that floor to some Spice Girls or Expose, and (let’s say you’re a woman reading this) your date tries to slip a hand down the butt. It happens. But you can guarantee that the chaperones don’t like that.
At a teen club, there are no chaperones. There are no ‘teachers.’ Just the owner, the DJ, security, and that’s it. Teens can dance, pretty much, as dirty as they’d like to (within reason, of course), thereby still promoting a willingness to, well…explore themselves!
That’s part of the bottom line with the trendy teen club — bad or good? You decide.