Tips to Ensure Your Child Stays Safe!
Back to school season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and course planning have you taken the time to also consider your child’s safety
Helpful Safety Tips:
- Walk the route to school with students before the start of the school year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. They should teach and model the safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they don’t walk to school every day.
- Teach your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your child don’t know well or don’t even trust.
- Always walk on the sidewalk if one is available. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
- Be sure that your child knows how to contact you or a trusted adult in case of an emergency.
- Use the buddy system! There is safety in numbers, encourage your child to walk with a friend or two.
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