Springfield Schools Send Home Safety Tips

Following the report of a stranger danger incident earlier this month at Sandmeier school, the Springfield school administration sent out a series of safety tips for parents on the school’s listserv.

The message was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a children’s safety advocacy group co-founded by former America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh.

The list is broken up into several sections and mainly concerns common sense advice with the overarching message being that both parents and children should stay informed.

The “home” section advises teaching children their full names, address and home telephone number as well as their parents’ contact information. It also advises that children learn how and when to use 911, and having trusted adult they can call if they’re scared or in an emergency. 

The section about going to and from school recommends that parents walk or drive the route with children, pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they’re being followed or need help. In addition, it says that children should take a friend when they walk or bike to school and to stay with a group at the bus stop.

 

The full fact sheet is attached to this article as a PDF. 

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