• Arrange transportation in advance for school activities such as plays and athletic events so that you are aware when activities begin and end.

 

  • Know where your child is going and what time they are expected back.  If they are delayed, have them call home.  Encourage them to leave notes and ask permission before leaving the house.

 

  • Notify the school of any changes in your child’s regular transportation routine from school to home.

 

  • Teach your child to avoid strangers and never accept a ride with someone they do not know well.  Talk with your child about who it is okay to accept a ride from.

 

  • Ensure your child knows what to do if you are not home when they arrive after school.  How should they answer phone calls? What if someone comes to the door? Where is the first aid kit?

 

  • Encourage your child to talk to you about situations that have made them feel uncomfortable.