National Safety Council offers student safety tips for this school year

Parents are being encouraged to pack a safety checklist in their children's backpacks as they head back to school this year. According to the National

Parents are encouraged to pack a safety checklist to remind their children of important information.

Parents are encouraged to pack a safety checklist to remind their children of important information. (9/6/13)

THE BRONX - Parents are being encouraged to pack a safety checklist in their children's backpacks as they head back to school this year.

According to the National Safety Council, transportation safety is one of the top concerns for students. It's reminding all ages to always walk on the sidewalk when heading to and from school, and to face traffic if there isn't a walkway.

For students that take the bus, the council says parents need to show their children the right way to get on and off, and to make sure they stand 6 feet away from the curb at the bus stop.

The National Safety Council is also offering tips to prevent school-related injuries. They include choosing a backpack for comfort, never over packing it and always using both shoulder straps.

For the youngest students, parents should encourage them to play on softer surfaces on the playground, and to avoid the monkey bars.
 

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