• When waiting for the school bus, always stand four giant steps away from the curb. That’s about two bicycle lengths.
• Never ever walk behind the school bus.
• When getting off the bus, make sure the straps of your backpack don’t get caught on the door.
• If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver, because they need to know where you are at all times.
• If you walk to school, avoid walking in alleys, empty lots, heavily wooded areas and other places with few people around.
• Use the buddy system if possible. Walking with a friend or sibling is safer than walking alone.
After School/Play Time
• Always tell your parents or guardians where you are going before you leave the house to play.
• Know your home phone number and your parents’ phone numbers, as well as your home address in case of an emergency.
• Only play in places you know are safe. Don’t play in empty buildings, wooded areas or other places where there are
unfamiliar people around. If you get nervous or feel uncomfortable somewhere, leave immediately.
• If you see someone unfamiliar in your neighborhood or a car that keeps driving by over and over, tell a parent or neighbor.
• Remember the rules about strangers: don’t talk to them, don’t go anywhere with them, and don’t take anything from
them. If ANYTHING makes you feel uncomfortable, get away and go to your house.
• If someone tries to grab you or pick you up that you don’t know, do everything possible to get away from them. Scream as
loud as you can, “I DON’T KNOW THIS PERSON” and then wriggle, kick, bite or pinch them until they let you go and you can