Safety Tips for Walkers

  • Please make sure your children know and follow these rules when walking or riding a bike to school: 

    1. Always try to bring a friend when walking or riding your bike to and from school.
    2. Try to stay with a group if you are waiting for the school bus.
    3. If someone you don’t know or feel comfortable with offers you a ride, say NO.
    4. If someone you don’t know or trust follows you on foot, get away from him or her as fast as you can. If someone follows you in a car, turn around and go the other way.
    5. If someone tries to take you somewhere, quickly get away and YELL.
    6. Never leave school with someone you don’t know.
    7. Don’t wear clothes with your name on the outside. If someone calls you by name and you don’t know them, DON’T BE FOOLED!
    8. If you want to change your plans after school, check with your parents first.
    9. If you go home alone after school, check to see that everything is okay before going in the house. Once inside call your parents to let them know you are OK.
    10. Trust your feelings. If someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, get away and tell a trusted adult.

    ALSO, after you get away from the person whom you don’t feel comfortable with, try to remember what they looked like and what they were wearing. If a car was involved, try to remember the color, type and license plate number.