Raves are dangerous places

2016-12-15 06:01

I DON’T know who the person was who decided that raves are a fabulous idea. I understand the whole concept of being a child.

Since 2008, the growing popularity with the rave scene has picked up immensely among teens as young as 13.

Electronic dance music festivals, better known as raves, have become a very dangerous place for young teens. Today’s children have so much against them already; they live in a society where the motto is “work less, play hard, party like there’s no tomorrow”.

It frustrates me, as a parent, to watch today’s youth pour their troubles down the drain with a drink, with a smoke, with a line or two of coke. While the music and video moguls are making millions off lyrics that could be spewed in a drunken stupor, our children are paying the price.

There are other dangerous things about raves. Since they often lack security, sex offenders often try to slip “date-rape” drugs into drinks. Promoters sell water, energy drinks and other liquids at raves to numb the effects of ecstasy and alcohol.

The thinking behind this is that the longer ravers stay hydrated, the longer they’ll stay at the party. But the longer ravers use drugs and drink alcohol, the more danger they’re putting themselves in.

We should monitor our children. To hell with the idea, “they’re children, they’re only young once”. Being young, in this day and age, could find you very dead, or very near it, which is even worse.

M. Naicker

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