Be A Jerk


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How Can We Stop Our Kids in Hawaii from Drinking Underage?

Posted on February 26, 2013
Tagged in Drinking, Underage, hawaii

Drinking underage happens in Hawaii and every other state but that doesn’t mean we can’t work to limit teen drinking and its negative effects. Take the pledge to be a jerk today.

How Can We Stop Our Kids in Hawaii from Drinking Underage?

As any mother in Hawaii can tell you, drinking underage is a real...


Underage drinking and driving killed a teenage girl in Ewa Beach

Posted on November 26, 2012
Tagged in underage drinking, high school drinking, drinking and driving, teen death, accident

The images of wrecked cars on the side of Kamaile Rd. shook the Ewa Beach community. The deadly accident became an important conversation topic for parents, teachers, students and neighbors that...


Teen Alcohol Availability in Hawaii Is a Serious Problem

Posted on November 19, 2012
Tagged in Hawaii jerk movement, teen alcohol availability in Hawaii

Being a jerk isn’t always a bad thing. When you limit the availability of beer and wine to teens, you’re being the coolest jerk around. Try using separate coolers for adult and kid drinks.

Do Your Part to Reduce Teen Alcohol Availability in Hawaii

It's natural for teens to want to be "cool" and impress their friends, but underage drinking...


What can you do to limit alcohol access to Hawaii teens?

Posted on November 9, 2012
Tagged in limit alcohol access to Hawaii teens

An environmental prevention strategy can limit alcohol access to Hawaii teens by creating an everyday environment that does not promote, and ideally discourages, underage drinking.

Hawaii Teens with Limitless Access to Alcohol?

Teens are heavily influenced by their environments, from the local store displaying alcohol ads that are visually...


The Hawaii Adult Pledge What if We All Embraced It?

Posted on October 31, 2012
Tagged in adult pledge, be a jerk, separate coolers

We all benefit when Hawaii adults pledge to keep alcohol out of underage hands. You can start saving lives today; pledge to be a jerk when you can.

Your Hawaii Adult Pledge Makes Impression on Hawaii Youth Pledging to not serve or facilitate the consumption of...


Underage Drinking is Not a Rite of Passage

Posted on March 13, 2012
Tagged in graduation, underage drinking, high school drinking

As graduation season approaches we are all sure to partake in celebrations and take time out to enjoy the fruits our labors. There is no doubt that parties will be a big event accompanying graduation and as we have seen in the past alcohol and underage drinking will surely be a common practice at these...


Confronting the Alcohol Industry in Your Neighborhood

Posted on August 22, 2011
Tagged in

Have you ever noticed how many alcohol advertisements you see on your way home? How might life be different without them and what would it take to bring them all down?

You can't say it has never been done – in Hawaii.

Standing up to the alcohol industry is no small task, but a group of young people partnered with Kauai County's Anti-Drug...


Actions any parent can take today to BE A JERK!

Posted on July 10, 2011
Tagged in Parenting, underage drinking

(Which means preventing youth access to alcohol, but you knew that.)


So, what kind of parent are you?

A recent study examined differences...


Mahalo to the wonderful jerks

Posted on May 18, 2011
Tagged in

On Tuesday, May 17, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle honored more than 30 individuals and groups who are actively working in our community to prevent underage drinking.

"Today, it is my pleasure to honor a host of people whose love for Honolulu has spurred them to work toward making our community a safer place," shared Mayor Carlisle.

"They are...


What’s the law?

Posted on March 31, 2011
Tagged in underage drinking

Underage drinking isn't just about teens. Adults are legally responsible when kids drink.

What can happen to me if I let my children drink or let them have a party where there's drinking? A: In Hawai‘i, not only is giving alcohol to a minor illegal, but allowing them to drink is unlawful. You can be arrested and criminally charged for providing...