With this digital age we live in, it’s no wonder parents are struggling with how to keep their kids safe at school. Kids of younger and younger ages are getting cell phones that give them full access to the outside world beyond school walls. This can certainly make parents feel a bit uneasy, sure parents justify why the child needs a cell phone but it doesn’t take away that protective parent gene that tugs at us when the kids area away at school. The great news is that we do live in this digital age, a place where there’s an app for everything and advanced ways for parents to keep kids safe at school from afar.
Here are some ways you can work to keep kids safe at school while you are at work or at home waiting for the school day to end:
Keep Medical and Contact Information Updated
With every new school year comes the need to review and update all pertinent information with the school system. Make sure that the school has the latest phone numbers and address for you in case an emergency arises. It is important to make sure that the school has a variety of ways to reach you in case the unthinkable happens and they need to reach you immediately.
Use GeoZilla App for Tracking
We offer a tracking option that can tell you when your kids have arrived at school and left school for the day. Set an alert within the app that can notify you if your kid has gone off schedule. If you are a parent who holds a job outside of the home our app feature can make you feel more at peace because you will know when your kid has arrived home after school.
Encourage Healthy Habits
This goes beyond just making sure that you raise your kids to have healthy eating habits, it’s just as important to discuss the dangers society offers your kids. This is not always an easy conversation to have since the dangers in our world can be scary for kids, but it’s important to discuss safety plans should your kid find themselves in a tough situation. Encourage your kid to make healthy relationship choices so as to not increase the risk of safety concerns at school.
Keep Communication Open
Last, but certainly not least, you must have communication with both the school and your kids; let’s face it you can’t be hovering over your kid all day long. You have to trust that the school has your kid’s best interest at heart but you can work to keep communication open to alleviate your parental worries. Consider using email or text as a quick form of communication between the teacher and yourself during school hours. Make sure your kid knows how to reach you in case they feel they need your help during the day. Having open communication with both your kids and their teachers will go a long way!
About the Author: Brandy Ellen is a Positive Lifestyle Blogger born and raised in New Hampshire, USA. Brandy is a successful work from home mom of three who enjoys inspiring others to live life fully.
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