Going Back to School

Getting your children ready to start school is a perfect opportunity to review keeping them safe.

Reader’s Digest has nine tips – take the time to review them with your children before school begins.

• Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop
• Walk the route with your child beforehand
• Teach your child never to talk to strangers
• Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor
• Teach your children, whether walking, biking, or riding the bus to school, to obey all traffic signals
• When driving kids, deliver and pick them up as close to the school as possible
• If your child bikes to school, make sure he/she wears a helmet
• If your child rides a scooter to school, make sure he/she wears sturdy shoes, a helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads
• Teach children to arrive at the bus stop early
• Remind your children to stay seated at all times
• Tell your child not to bend down in front of the bus to tie shoes or pick up objects
• Be sure that your child knows his/her phone number and address

The school year is just about ready to start, let’s make sure our children are safe to begin.

Source: Reader’s Digest