Learning Objective 1: State how Mandatory On-Line Alcohol Education changes the social norm on college campuses.
Learning Objective 2: State two reasons why the perceived knowledge about alcohol may be different when students enter college and state two benefits to changing that perceived difference.
A secondary benefit to the mandatory on-line education is that it is a tool for data collection to present accurate data about the incoming freshman's alcohol attitudes and behavior and to benchmark that data over time. During young adulthood, parents may have little influence but may have a slight protective role. Over their lifetime, however, parents' drinking has been shown to have an effect on their children's drinking. Young adults model parents' drinking behavior, attitudes, and patterns of use.
Conclusion: This is a good time of life to intervene with a mandatory, confidential, on-line education regarding alcohol to change the perception of the norm regarding what peers knowledge is regarding alcohol. Further study is indicated.