Dear Da Vinci Communications Families and Students,
As vaping and e-cigarettes grow in popularity, we will likely see an increase of use by teenagers. We wanted to share some resources for families to use to help have proactive and informed discussions on this important topic.
First, it is important that students and parents recognize the harmful impact of these devices and drugs upon the physical, emotional, and mental health of young people. A lot of misinformation about vaping and e-cigarettes is currently being spread on social media among teenagers. It is important that they know the facts. Some great resources for you to visit as a family on this subject include:
Second, we want to remind students that e-cigarettes and vaping devices are not allowed on the school campus or at school events. Use and/or possession of these devices will result in disciplinary consequences and possible law enforcement involvement.
Third, please ask your son or daughter to reflect upon their peer group with regard to decisions around the presence and use of drugs and/or alcohol in their social groups. A teenager’s peer group and social circle is an incredibly important factor in their academic success, social-emotional well-being, and physical development. Continue to communicate the importance of being involved in positive and healthy activities both on and off campus.
Preventing teenage drug and alcohol abuse is a collective effort among our students, our families, and Da Vinci Communications. We sincerely appreciate your support and help in this effort.