Creating a safe place for children to learn and grow depends on more than teachers and school staff; it requires a partnership among parents and their children.
- Children should tell a school official immediately if they hear someone talking about having a gun, or actually see them with the gun
- A teacher or trusted adult should be informed if a student is being bullied or threatened by another student
- All children need to learn safe routes traveling to and from school
- Children involved in after-school activities (i.e. clubs, committees, sports) are in safer environments than those who are not
- Spend time with your kids, attend their activities, or eat dinner together at least once a week
- Teach your kids how to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime
- Know where your children are, what they are doing, and whom they are with at all times
- You should always have a number to be able to reach them in case of an emergency
- Ask how their day was, and listen to their response. Help them learn non-violent ways to handle frustration, stress, anger, and conflict
- Become involved in their school activities
- Attend HSO meetings, field trips, parent / teacher conferences. Keep open communication with your child's teachers. If something is going on at home that you feel is serious enough to affect their schoolwork, maybe you should let their teachers know
Please call 630-271-4200 for more information and additional child safety ideas.