In Hawai‘i, not only is giving alcohol to a minor illegal, but allowing a minor to drink is unlawful. You can be arrested and criminally charged for providing a place for minors to drink whether it’s at your home, yard, rental property, undeveloped land, car – any where under your control.
In Hawai‘i, the vast majority of teens who drink say they aren't buying it. They get their alcohol from adults who buy it for them or allow them to drink it at home or at parties.
That's why it's so important for adults to start being jerks and stop allowing kids to drink. Adults need to understand they are part of the solution to underage drinking.
Working together communities can:
As a parent, you have the power to help shape the world in which your kids are raised - at home, in their schools and in the community. Here are just a few things you can do: