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Walking to School – One Neighborhood at a Time

by Gary Hays September 16th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
At one time in the not too distant past, it was not uncommon to see hordes of children wandering through neighborhood streets in search of fun and new adventures. They were everywhere. And if these same children lived within a mile of their school, they walked, or bicycled, or
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Is Wi-Fi Safe for Children?

by Joe Lawrence July 15th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
There is a debate that has been going on for years, but is starting to gain more steam as of late. The question is: Are our children affected by Wi-Fi? I will give you my two cents…

The irony is that most of you reading this article are using a
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Keeping Kids Safe at Play

by Tania Cowling April 22nd, 2015| Elementary, Safety
How many times do you hear the phrase “are we going out today” from your child? Now that the weather is pleasant, you’ll be able to answer yes more frequently. Whether your child plays at home or you visit a public playground, the most important issue is safety. And
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Guns in the Classroom

by Ronald A. Rowe February 4th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
There has been a lot of talk recently about allowing - or even encouraging - elementary school teachers to bring guns to the classroom.  As with any charged issues, there are two sides to the argument and both have their merits.  Here are a few of the salient points
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3 Winter Perils to Avoid

by Ronald A. Rowe January 7th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
The turn of the New Year brings with it the coldest weather of the year.  January’s wintery bluster brings a whole new set of challenges for parents of elementary children.  Depending on your local climate, these winter dangers can range from mild inconveniences to potentially severe health and safety
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When is it Safe to Move to the Front Seat?

by Ronald A. Rowe November 26th, 2014| Elementary, Safety
Car safety is an important consideration with any child.  Car seats are recommended for children up to age 8.  The biggest problem that we encountered with enforcing this rule was that so many of our children’s friends were allowed to ditch the seat early.  We’ve all had the “All

Elementary Safety & the Enterovirus

by Ronald A. Rowe October 1st, 2014| Elementary, Safety
Enterovirus 68 is sweeping its way across the USA.  While Enterovirus is a legitimate threat, there has been some hysteria and misinformation surrounding the current outbreak.  With so many, often contradictory, stories floating about, how can we keep our children (and ourselves) safe from the enterovirus?  In order to

Back to School Safety

by Ronald A. Rowe September 3rd, 2014| Elementary, Safety
It is back to school time.  Time to overcome a whole summer’s worth of atrophy when it comes to certain rules and guidelines that only apply during the school year.  Three months may have flown by according to your adult sensibilities but to a child that is a proportionately
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Playing It S.A.F.E. on the Playground

by Ronald A. Rowe August 6th, 2014| Elementary, Safety
According to the National Program for Playground Safety, almost 220,000 children are injured on playgrounds each year.  That’s about 600 playground-related injuries each and every day in the United States of America.  That does not include every scraped elbow or bruised knee.  That total includes only

Airport Safety for Elementary Kids: Get Them Ready

by Ronald A. Rowe July 9th, 2014| Elementary, Safety
Air travel brings us to exciting destinations for summer vacation.  While the destination may be pure joy for your family, the actual day of travel can be stressful, scary, and downright dangerous, especially if you are traveling through unfamiliar territory with young children.  Here are a few tips to help
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Sleepover Safety

by Ronald A. Rowe January 15th, 2014| Elementary, Safety
Many parents worry about their children going to a sleepover at a friend’s house. But not as many give proper thought and concern to safety issues surrounding having your child’s friends sleep over at your house.

There are liability issues, among other things. You need to be concerned with not
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Old Safety Rules Still Apply

by Lori Sciame November 12th, 2013| Elementary, Safety, Safety
I have vivid memories of being kept safe by following a set of specific rules as a child.  My dad had made it his mission to protect me from every potential hazard, from stranger danger to fire hazards.  Even though times have changed dramatically since my own childhood, some