This is a reprint (with permission) from our member, Louise Sattler. Please read the entire article here
I take matters of safety seriously. Especially when it comes to the safety of our children in schools. Thus, I have compiled some resources and tips for you to pass on to your children – including those who are off to college. Please feel free to share your own helpful information in the comment section below.
Walking to School
Sadly we live in a world where the simple task of walking to school can be unsafe. Please be sure to have your young children walk to school or a school bus stop supervised by an adult or a responsible teen-ager.
- TIP: Have your child carry ID in case they become lost or there is a medical emergency.
- If found this great tip sheet to share about how to walk to school safely.
- Children’s Hospital compiled this information. SAFETY TIPS
- A lot of pertinent information via SAFE KIDS
Walking on Campus
Our “children” who walk on college campuses also are at risk for their safety. Please consider enrolling them in a personal safety workshop or course prior to their first day of college life. And, consider providing them, where allowed, safety tools such as pepper spray.
DamselProGal.com , by the Safety Advocate, is a website where you will find much information about personal safety for coeds.
TIP: Having an ID with medical and important data can be a lifesaver, especially if the student has a chronic condition, such as epilepsy or diabetes. Also, having ICE on the phone contact list is recommended by many emergency personnel. (In Case of EMERGENCY – ICE)