As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for parents to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions and share this information with their children to keep them safe throughout the school year.
Back-to-School Safety Checklist – Use this checklist to review important safety procedures to make sure your children are fully prepared for the school year.
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Traveling to School Safely – Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions.
Back to School: Safety Tips for Motorists – Not just parents, but all motorists, need to know how to safely share the road with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Teen Driving Safety – The back-to-school season is a great time to learn about Graduated Driver Licensing and what practices will work best for your family. Parents can also find more information to help their teen drivers at driveithome.org.
Playground Safety – Every year more than 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms because of playground injuries, many of which could have been prevented.
Backpack Safety – Overloaded backpacks continue to cause injuries, including bruises, sprains and strains to the back and shoulder and fractures.
Preventing Bullying – Every adult plays an important role in addressing bullying and making schools a safe and respectful place for all children.