Walking and biking to school – How to keep kids safe: A parent's guide

Walking and biking to school – How to keep kids safe: A parent's guide

Is your child biking or walking to and from school? We understand that letting them go on their own can be a bit nerve-wracking.

To ease those concerns, we're here to share five essential tips to ensure a safe and secure journey for your kids:

1. Plan the route together 🗺️

Walking or biking to school can be an exciting adventure for your child. Take the opportunity to explore and plan the route together. Discuss safe crossing points, avoid busy roads, and identify safe spots if they need help.

 

2. Stay visible  🌈

Encourage your kids to wear bright colors, reflective gear, or carry a light. This is especially important during darker mornings or evenings when visibility may be reduced.

 

 

3. Buddy system  👫

If possible, encourage your child to walk or bike with friends or neighbors. The buddy system enhances visibility and provides companionship on the journey, making the experience more enjoyable and secure.

 

 

4. Teach traffic rules  🚥

Ensure your child is familiar with basic traffic rules. Teach them to stop at intersections, look both ways before crossing, and use crosswalks whenever available. Understanding and following traffic rules is crucial for their security.

 

 

5. Equip with a personal alarm  🚨

Give your child (and yourself) an added layer of safety with a personal alarm featuring GPS features, such as the Plegium Smart Emergency Button. Attach it to their backpack for easy access, and explain how to use it in case of an emergency.

By incorporating these safety tips into your child's routine, you're not only ensuring their well-being but also instilling good habits for a lifetime. Utilize the buddy system, choose bright and reflective clothing, and teach them essential traffic rules. And for added peace of mind, equip them with a discreet safety companion like the Plegium Smart Emergency Button, ensuring you're just a button press away in case of any unforeseen situations.

Let's make every journey to school safe and enjoyable!

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