A compelling and controversial story out of Mlive.com this morning. It is raising the eyebrows of some parents and the ACLU. The plan involves paying high schoolers $50 to rat out their classmates who are using drugs.

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What do you think? Is this a good plan? Will this lead to numerous false accusations? Will this put “tattle-tale” teens in a position to be retaliated against?

One one hand, it seems like this would hold teens accountable to their peers. But it just may not be the right answer for the school.

Parents should be taking more responsibility and talking to their teens about the dangers of drugs. This conversation should be open and honest, and should be frequent between parents and kids.

Parents should also consider having a home drug test kit on hand at home, just in case that first warning sign appears. Marijuana is readily accessible to children and teens now get their hands on pills, high powered opiates, from the family medicine cabinet. Don’t fuel your teens habit with unattended pills at home.

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