Back to School Safety Tip

Once again it's that time of year when the kids are all back in school! Protecting your children from danger is of course a year-round task, but when it's back to school time there are some additional things to think about.

It always amazes me when I see a child with their name printed on their backpack or other garment, which is not a very good idea. If a stranger can approach your child by using their name, it increases the potential that they may gain your child's trust simply by approaching your child using their name.

For your teenagers who are driving that brings up other issues and concerns as they begin to drive themselves during the back to school season. Be sure to speak to them about the importance of providing plenty of time to commute in the morning so they are not in a hurry, which increases their likelihood of getting into an accident.

With your younger children, please make sure you don't have their name printed on something that a potential child predator can use as a tool to gain their trust. Here's a back to school child safety tip in regards to that.

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