Never overlook safety tips for prom night.

While prom night is stressful for parents and teens for many reasons. safety doesn’t have to be an issue.

Many parents aren’t aware of simple –yet effective – safety tips for prom night to help their teens on this high-pressure night.

safety tips for prom nightParenting expert and Huffington Post contributor Erika Katz (, who has a popular blog discussing issues of the tween and teen years, has put together her top safety tips for prom night:

  • Get the phone numbers of your child’s prom date and at least 5 friends so you can reach someone.  Inform your child, you expect them to answer their cell phones and texts should you call them.
  • Give Your Kids a Curfew – There is nothing your kids can do after 2am that they can’t do before 2am.  It’s not a trust issue, it’s a safety issue.  Do you really want your kids roaming around after 2am?
  • Remind your child that everyone has a camera.  With cameras hidden everywhere, it is so important your child realizes not to behave in public in a way that might cause them shame if it ended up on youtube.
  • Colleges can take away what they have offered.   A college acceptance can be revoked for illegal behavior and for getting expelled from high school.  Prom night is not Vegas.  What happens on Prom night could jeopardize their future.

prom nightErika Katz uses her beauty expertise to help moms bond with their ‘tween daughters. A former child model and actress, Erika appeared in over 100 commercials, print ads, and films.

As the mother of a ‘tween girl, she now writes a popular beauty blog for mothers tackling the drama of the ‘tween years.