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Tips for Parents to Ensure Child's Safety in School

There have been many cases of attacks on school children in recent past. Although, the government and concerned department need to take necessary steps to stop this, parents can train their children to stay safe. Here are some tips for parents to ensure their child’s safety in school.

Practically speaking children spend most part of the time in school. Nowadays, safety of children in school is a matter of concern for parents. Many think that when their children go to school they stay all the time worried and anxious. The reason is increasing crime against children within the premises of school.

Parents and people concerned with basic rights for children show their rage for some time and then often forget about the matter. It is high time something is done against this big question of insecurity of children in school.

Tips for Parents to Make Sure Children Are Safe in School

Have a quick look at the tips for making sure that your children are safe in school.
  • Talk to your child daily and know what is going on in school. If you observe that your child is hesitating, find out what is that she is trying to hide. Take your child into confidence and she will let you know.
  • Interact regularly with your child’s teacher. Make it a point to meet the sports teacher also. Talk to the principal if you find anything unusual.
  • Take some time and walk your child to her school or if the school is very far, drive there showing the landmarks and safe place where she can go in emergency.
  • Do not leave your child on the school gate especially if she is very small. Hand her to the teacher or leave her in class where other children are.
  • Teach your child to never go anywhere with anyone without your permission.
  • If the school directs security rules, make sure you and your child abide by them
  • Train your child to not to leave school on her own. Ask her to stay with classmates.
  • Keep a check on your child’s internet use. If the school provides access to internet to children, find out whether children are monitored there or not.
  • Teach your child to not to talk to strangers. Also, if she sees any stranger hanging around school or bus stop, she should inform an adult immediately.
  • Accompany her to bus stop and get back only after she boards the bus. Be there when she comes back.
Other Safety Precautions
  • Here are other safety precautions which you must teach your children to take.
  • Children should know their name, father’s name and address properly.
  • Teach your child how to use a phone and if possible make her learn your number
  • Train your child whom to call immediately if there is an emergency
  • While choosing babysitters, make sure you know everything about the person. Talk to your child and learn about her experience. Listen to her carefully.
  • Teach your child to avoid fighting and resolve problem by talking or informing you.

Though safety of children inside school is the responsibility of the Principal and school staff, you should do your best to educate your child about safety rules. If you follow the above mentioned tips you can ensure a safe school experience for your child.

As a parent it is your responsibility to teach your children safety and protection measures. Take an active interest in everything that is going on in your children’s life and listen to them. Train your child smartly so that she can be confident to protect herself against abduction and exploitation. We parents can train our children and together we can protect children of our nation by making them strong and smart and hence keep them safe.

Why is crime against children in schools increasing? How to ensure safety of children in school? Which safety rules should be imbibed by every child? Discuss here.

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Mariam.1 year ago
Very necessary to teach safety measures to children. They must learn to differentiate between good touch and bad touch.
 
 
 
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Barkha.1 year ago
There should be no communication gap between children and parents so that parents are aware of any possible danger in school or any other place where they go frequently.
 
 
 
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Kanchi.1 year ago
dangers are lurking everywhere so it is better to train children to be safe.
 
 
 
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