IMPORTANT TOOLS TO KEEP YOUR TEENAGERS SAFE WHEN THEY GO OUT

  • CURFEW.  Set and consistently enforce curfew times.  Refer to the chart below for the Goodhue County community curfews.  This law applies year round.
  • Be awake and interact with your child when they come home.
  • Clearly tell your children (every time they go out!) your expectations that they not use illegal substances.  Statistics tell us that the #1 reason kids choose to refrain from illegal substance use is because they don't want disappoint their parents.
  • Talk to your children in advance about situations that may arise around alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
  • In order to remove themselves from uncomfortable siuations, give your children to use you as their "scapegoat" to their peers.
  • Offer your children a safe ride home if they are ever in a situation that threatens their safety.  Assure them that no questions will be asked until you can have a calm and caring discusssion regarding that situation.
  • Remove or keep alcohol in a locked are of your home to avoid temptation for your children or your children's friends.
  • Get to know your children's friends and their parents.  Kids have a hotline of communications .... develop a network among the parents, as well.  (Use the Safe Homes Directory - within this website).
  • Establish clear "sleepover" rules or ban sleepovers altogether.  Teens will often spend teh night away from home if they plan to use illegal substances.
  • Tell your child you will be checking up on their plans, and then do it .... "Truth through verification".

Community Curfew Information

Cannon Falls

 AGEWEEKDAY FRIDAY and SATURDAY
 Under 12 years old 9 p.m.10 p.m. 
12-14 years old  10 p.m.11 p.m. 
15-17 years old 11 p.m. 12:01 a.m.

Goodhue

AGE WEEKDAY  FRIDAY and SATURDAY
 Under 16 years old10:30 p.m.  10:30 p.m.
16-18 years old  12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.


Kenyon

 AGEEVERYDAY 
 Under 17 years old 11 p.m.   

Red Wing

AGE WEEKDAY  FRIDAY and SATURDAY
 Under 15 years old10 p.m.  11 p.m.
15-17 years old  12:01 a.m. 12:01 a.m.

Zumbrota

 AGEWEEKDAY  FRIDAY and SATURDAY
 Under 18 years old11 p.m. 12 midnight 

Wanamingo

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