Summer vacation is drawing to a close and pretty soon the bells will be ringing to mark a new school year. The American Red Cross has steps that everyone can take to make the trip back to the classroom safer.
Keeping children safe is the top priority, especially for younger children and those heading to school for the first time. Parents should take the following steps:
- Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1.
- Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know.