I am extremely concerned about some texts I found on my son's phone recently. He was talking to his friend (he has known him for about 6 months. I have never met him) and telling him not to use drugs as his is doing (cocaine!!). I confronted my son about this and although concerned said it wasnt his business. He seems to think that is ok. I told him that if I were his parents I would want to know. I do not know the boy or his parents but fear as any parent would about the consequences of drug taking. I thought about talking to school (they are both 17 and a few boys appear to be taking serious drugs in their year) and telling them to do some extra PSHE without being too specific? Any advice would be welcome. My husband says we should not interfere but this goes against the grain with me. I do however stand a very high chance of losing my son's confidence in me as he will never forgive me if I took action owing to the fact that his friend would be so upset with him.
Cocaine is serious. He has a dealer! I feel that I have some sense of responsibility as a parent. I might be the only 'grown up' that knows! What if something awful happened to the poor lad? PS I never look at my sons texts normally...I just had a hunch that something wasnt right. Serves me right and wish I hadnt now!
Going against the grain here... would tell someone. School would probably depend on the particular reaction expected. Expulsion might not be in the child's (and at 17 he is still a child) best interests. Police also an option... but not the most subtle perhaps!
They are at school. Who is to say drugs aren't being sold to younger children? If they were adults, away from the parental home, away from younger children, I wouldn't give a fuck. But this isn't the case. It's happening in a school.
We all have a responsibility to all children. The school should be told. Discreetly.