Walking with Child

Useful tips for talking to your kids about back-to-school safety.

As we approach the beginning of a new school year, it’s easy to get caught up in all the things that you need to do. New clothes and school supplies are important, but even more important is having a talk about safety. I often write about safety, because as a member of the Putnam County community, my first concern is always for my neighbors and friends.

If you read through my blog, you’ll find posts on keeping your kids safe on the school bus, bullying, and swimming pool safety, among other topics. In this post, I’m sharing three useful resources that can help you to have an important talk about safety with your child.

I wish the best of luck on a new school year to all the students, teachers and parents.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Resources

Protect Kids Traveling to and from School

Tragically, from 2006 to 2015 there were 301 school-age children killed in school transportation-related crashes. As you prepare to send your kids back to school this year, brush up on the safety tips and have a talk with your child.

This article by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration touches on safety while riding the school bus, walking, biking, and driving.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/back-school-safety

A kid’s guide to safe walking

Walking to and from school, a friends’ house or the store can mean great freedom for a younger person. While it’s exciting for parents to see their kids growing up and becoming more independent, we can’t forget the risks. A conversation with your children has the potential to help avoid tragic accidents.

This pamphlet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives you everything you need to have a serious talk about safety with your children at the beginning of this school year.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/811026.pdf

Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Parents and Caregivers of Elementary School Children

Children often have certain ideas that increase their risk of being hit by a car. Does a green light mean it’s safe to cross? If you can see the driver, does that mean he also sees you? This helpful guide by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a list of common traffic safety myths, along with the facts, so that you can have a conversation about safety with your children.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/811027.pdf

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