Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams stands next to a limousine parked outside Brooklyn Borough Hall alongside Brooklyn teens dressed in their prom attire as well as Council Member Laurie Cumbo, chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues, to offer important safety tips for parents and students alike this prom season. (140968)
Credit: Stefan Ringel/Brooklyn BP’s Office

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently held a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall alongside teens dressed in their prom attire to offer important safety tips for parents and students this prom season.

The recommendations on how to avoid serious risks, such as drunk driving, date rape and club drugs, will be shared with schools and parent advocates across the borough.

Brooklyn BP Eric Adam’s Tips for Prom Night

  • Use a responsible limousine service
  • Ensure adults are present at any pre-prom and post-prom parties
  • Make sure cell phones are fully charged
  • Do not accept any drinks from someone you do not know and to discard a drink if left at any time
  • Leave wherever you are immediately and call someone you trust if you feel endangered or uncomfortable

Adams urged parents to prepare a successful, safe night for their teens, using responsible limousine services and ensuring adults are present at any pre-prom and post-prom parties. He asked them to remind teens about their schools’ code of conduct, the curfew for prom night and the consequences of poor decisions, and that they will be there from them in an emergency.

The Borough President also recommended parents obtain cell phone numbers of friends attending proms with their teens, as well as the locations and sponsors of their pre-prom and post-prom activities.

Council Member Laurie Cumbo, chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues, as well as community organizations including the Brooklyn Cinderella Project, Junior League of Brooklyn, and Operation PROM joined Adams on the campaign.