Almost a quarter of Scots have seen someone drinking alcohol acting aggressively or violently towards a child, a survey has found.
The figures were published as a campaign to stop alcohol affecting the lives of children was launched by a charity.
Children 1st also found that 52% of people have witnessed a person drunk in charge of a child, and 27% did nothing about it because they were not sure what to do. The charity said around 80,000 children in Scotland are affected by parental alcohol misuse, and it is urging people to take responsibility to protect children.
The charity's deputy chief executive Alison Todd said: "Our message today is that it is everybody's responsibility to protect children from violence fuelled by alcohol misuse, particularly as families prepare for the summer holidays.
"There are too many situations involving alcohol which result in a child witnessing violence or bearing the brunt of it themselves.
"Our work with children to help them recover from the trauma caused by abuse and violence has revealed that many have distinct memories from their summer holidays, but often for the wrong reasons.
"Days that should be filled with happiness and laughter are often ruined by aggression, violence and anger due to alcohol and children can feel the effects of this for many years. As a result, too many children in Scotland are losing out on their childhoods."
The campaign, titled Wish I Wasn't Here, is backed by the Scottish Police Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and features a postcard from a young boy called Callum who remembers his holidays for the wrong reasons.
He writes: "We're having a BBQ at the beach, but I'm really scard (sic). Mum's got wine! What if she hits me like last time and we get taken away again? I've got butterflys (sic) in my tummy instead of burgers. I wish I wasn't here!"
To support the campaign the charity conducted a survey of 1,000 people to find out their experiences with alcohol and children.