Saturday, May 21, 2011

Safety Rules

With summer approaching and warm weather here, it might be a good idea to discuss or review basic safety rules with your students. These rules and book suggestions come from Schooldays April/May/June 1996; If you would like me to email you this list to make copies for your students to go over, I would be more than happy to get it to you.

Their rules include:
  • Know your address and phone number and how to spell your parents' first and last names
  • Don't go near an unfamiliar car or anywhere with a stranger
  • If you get lost at a store, go to the nearest person working behind a counter
  • In an emergency, find a telephone and dial 911 or 0 for the operator; stay on and listen for directions
  • Don't go places alone. Stay with a buddy
  • Wear a bright scarf or T-shirt on outings so your teacher or parents can find you in a crowd
  • When hiking, carry a whistle; if you get lost, stay where you are and blow your whistle
  • Cross streets at the corner; look left, then right, then left again before crossing
  • Your body belongs to you. If someone touches you where you wear a bathing suit, say "No!"
  • Never touch another person's blood. If a friend has a cut or bloody nose, give him a tissue and go to an adult for help
  • Don't go barefoot! Wear shoes!
  • Never swim alone. Wear sunscreen and walk around pools.
  • Use common sense!
Some books to go along with the discussion:
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Not My Child! by Jan Wagner
Try It Again, Sam: Safety When You Walk by Judith Viorst

1 comment:

  1. I also highly recommend the Safe Side. They have great videos that really teach the kids about safety in a fun, engaging way. They also have free printable safety curriculum! Their website is