In 2010, a Monash and Deakin Universities consortium undertook a review to document and critique evidence (up to 2009) concerning the role parents and siblings attitudes and behaviours play on children’s and adolescents’ own attitudes and behaviours towards alcohol.
Results of the review
- Parents have an influence on their children’s alcohol use because of role modelling and the quality of their relationship with their child.
- Campaigns directed at parents are likely to influence not only their own children but their friends as well, helping to reduce negative peer pressure.
Further information about the DrinkWise parental influence campaign can be found here.