Safety Tips For Your School Going Child
How Can You Ensure Your Child’s Security? School is very important for children but getting to school safely is even more important. School commuting safety begins as soon as children leave the home and doesn’t end until they arrive safely at school and vice versa. More than 150,000 children are injured each year during regular travel between school and home, and this number is climbing.
Things to consider: Make sure your child’s walk to school is a safe route with adult crossing guards at main intersections. Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Most children will not be ready to cross safely by themselves until they are at least 9 years old. If your children walk to school, make sure they are with friends. They should walk on the main sidewalks and not take shortcuts or stop to talk to strangers. To make your child learn all these safety rules sent them to child care provider like Childventures
Things to consider (Continued): Make sure your child uses the seat belt if you drive to school, even if it’s nearby. Remember that most accidents occur within 10 kilometers of home. Encourage children to trust their feelings. Teach them that they have the right to say “no,” even to an adult, if something does not feel right. Be aware of slowing or stopped school buses, cross walks and school zone speed limits. Every child must know the DANGER ZONES around the school bus. Children should never enter the danger zone unless the driver has given them permission.
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