Learn how to get to school

On the journey to school, safety must be the utmost priority.

Learn how to get to school

On the way to school, safety has top priority. Even if you child knows most of the traffic rules, the way to school can be very dangerous. Before you let your child walk to school alone, you should accompany him or her a good number of times. In the process, point out the special features along the way. If you are caught in bad weather or it is too dark, these characteristics will help your child orientate him- or herself and help him or her feel safer. Take additional safety measures by adding many reflecting elements to his or her clothing and to the school bag of your child. Be aware of the particular points along the way that bear more risks than usual. Explain to him or her why, in this case, it might be wiser to take the longer way instead of the shortcut.

A child does not really need a mobile phone, although it can prove very useful. In urgent situations, your child would be able to contact you or as worrying parents, you could try to reach your child.