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Tag Archives: back-to-school

Do You Know the Laws About Passing a Stopped School Bus?

Did you know an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day? Do you know when to stop for a school bus? When a school bus flashes its large red lights located on the top of the bus, this means the bus is getting ready to stop to drop off -->

Backpack Safety Tips for the Back to School Season

It’s important for parents to make safety a priority when shopping for school backpacks for their kids. About 6,000 children are injured each year from wearing an inappropriate backpack, according to a senior occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Here are some tips on how to select the best backpack for your child: • -->

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from Allergic Reactions at School

1.    Be Well Informed: Some states have standing food allergy/management guidelines. If you live in a state that does, your child’s school will have allergy management policies in place. Familiarize yourself with them.2.    Meet with Your Child’s Allergist or Pediatrician: Work with your child’s allergist or pediatrician to get a letter than states the precautions -->

Simple Tips for Kids Heading Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Our kids are getting ready to head back to school. Here are some simple tips they can follow for safe traveling: •    Arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes in advance so you are not rushing down the driveway or street.•    As the bus approaches, stand at -->

Back to School – Child Safety Tips

It’s almost that time of year again! Our kids are getting ready to head back to school and parents should be preparing as well. It’s important that parents take positive and proactive measures to ensure their child’s safety and prevent them from becoming victims of crime: 1.    Never leave your children alone. If they are -->

Back to School Traveling Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school and the roads are congested with buses and parents driving their little ones to school. Parents driving their children to school generate as much as 20 to 30% of morning traffic. Each year, approximately 800 school-age children are killed in motor vehicle crashes during -->

Sports & Gym Class Safety Tips

As our children head back to school for a new year, sports and gym class will likely be on their agenda. It is important to keep our kids as safe as possible while they are engaging in these physical activities. There are simple things parents and coaches can do to help reduce preventable sports injuries. -->