Back to School Safety Tips from the American Red Cross


Summer vacation for students is drawing to a close as schools prepare to open their doors for the new school year. While you’re putting together school supplies the kids will need, take a look at these safety steps from the American Red Cross and make your student’s trip back to the classroom a safe one.

Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know. Keeping all students safe is the primary concern for everyone, but there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those going to school for the first time.

“Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult, and how to dial 9-1-1,” explains Lynn Speral, CEO of the Red Cross Dakotas Region.