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Back to School Tips That Everyone Should Know

Back to school Safety

1. Plan a walking route to school or to the bus stop. Choose the most direct way or the fewest street crossing and if possible with in intersections that have crossing guards. 

2. Walk the route with your child beforehand. Tell him or her to stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields and other places where there aren't very many people around. 

3. Teach your children never to talk strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember a stranger is anyone your or your children don't know well or don't trust. 

4. Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor. walking together

5. Teach your children whether walking, biking, or riding the bus to school, to obey all traffic signals, signs and traffic officiers. Remind them to be extra careful in bad weather.

6. When driving kids, deliver and pick them up as close to the school as possible. Don't leave until they are in the schoolyard or building. 

7. If your child bikes to school make sure he/she wears a helmet. Research says that wearing a helmet can reduce head injury up to 85%

8. Teach your children to arrive at the bus stop early (5 mins), stay our of the street, wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the street, watch for cars and avoid drivers blind spot. school bus