That was enough for me to decide our kids are not going to do sleepovers. If a friend has a sleepover party we will let them do a later night and then come home at curfew. Growing up we had a saying, "Nothing Good happens after midnight" I think you could put any curfew time in that phrase.
One parent we talked with said that their kids had the hardest time with the no sleepover rule when they were younger like 8-10 years old and then it became a no issue because the kids got use to the rule. I really enjoyed a talk given by Elder Larry R. Lawrence last week during General Conference. His talk was entitled "Courageous Parenting" Wow, what powerful examples and words he used! Here is what he said about sleepovers.
May I express my personal warning about a practice that is common in many cultures. I am referring to sleepovers, or spending the night at the home of a friend. As a bishop I discovered that too many youth violated the Word of Wisdom or the law of chastity for the first time as part of a sleepover. Too often their first exposure to pornography and even their first encounter with the police occurred when they were spending the night away from home.
Peer pressure becomes more powerful when our children are away from our influence and when their defenses are weakened late at night. If you have ever felt uneasy about an overnight activity, don’t be afraid to respond to that warning voice inside. Always be prayerful when it comes to protecting your precious children.