An academic review of national surveys spanning 15 years confirms that less Australian kids are drinking alcohol before the legal drinking age. Parents are less likely to provide their kids with alcohol, which is part of the reason for the results.
The results were reports in the Journal BMC Public Health, indicated that the proportion of parents supplying alcohol to their teenagers has halved since 2004 – down to 11.79 per cent in 2013.
While we still have work to do in ensuring young people don’t start drinking too early and stay away from alcohol abuse, evidence shows that we are making progress.
As servers of alcohol we play an important role in these efforts. This is one of the reasons the government have mandated Responsible Service of Alcohol training for anyone serving alcohol.