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May 19, 2014

Shaquille O'Neal Teaches Teen Actress Bella Thorne Safe Driving

Shaquille_teaches_Bella_ThorneWho was your driving instructor? We bet it wasn’t Dr. Shaquille O’Neal!

Popular young actress, Bella Thorne is joining forces with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR)  by serving as the lead ambassador for iDECIDE, a new campaign encouraging teens to focus on the importance of creating and following individual decisions, which includes saying no to underage drinking. The campaign was designed to evoke a stay-true-to-yourself message and empower teens to act based on their personal beliefs.

In honor of National Youth Traffic Safety Month, and as part of FAAR's ongoing awareness campaign, basketball great Shaquille O’Neal agreed to be Bella's Driver's Ed instructor — sharing safe driving tips about not texting, checking your appearance in the mirror, having too many friends in the car, and --most importantly-- avoiding underage drinking. You can check out the fun videos below.

Bella_Thorne-i_Decide_Feb3_mobileUnderage drinking is at its lowest level in two decades. According to the most recent data, all alcohol consumption prevalence rates decreased among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, continuing a more-than-20-year downward trend in these statistics. Yet kids are still growing up – faster than ever – and we know we must redouble our efforts to be sure they say NO to underage drinking.

Visit the iDecide website yourself, and encourage your teenagers to visit it as well. Once there, you'll find engaging and informative content, from exclusive videos and downloadable wallpapers featuring Thorne to helpful tips for every day, real-life situations, all of it updated regularly to make it a fun and educational resource for teens.

Additional exclusive content will also be shared through the iDECIDE social media platforms at Twitter and Instagram 

 

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