Video:How to Teach Your Kids School Bus Safetywith Katherine Lee
When children first start taking the school bus, it's a good idea to teach them how to be safe on and around them. Watch this About.com video to learn more about kids' school bus safety.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Teach Your Kids School Bus Safety
Hi, I’m Katherine Lee for About.com and today we’re talking about school bus safety for kids.
School Bus Risks
Younger children tend to be more impulsive and so they’re more like to dart into the street to catch the school bus and also they’re shorter, so drivers have a hard time seeing them and they have a hard to seeing drivers and cars, so you need to be really careful ad talk to your children about school bus safety.
Teaching Children Safety
One of the first things to remember is to have an adult walk your child to and from the school bus stop until they’re about age ten and better able to handle the unexpected dangers that could come up on the road.
The next tip is to have your child step back away from the curb about three big steps when the school bus approaches until it comes to a complete and full stop.
The next thing to remember – and this is a very important tip – is to remind your child to never ever bend down to go get something that he or she has dropped near the school bus. They need to stay away from the tires, stay away from the moving vehicle, and if they do drop something, have an adult go and get it for them.
Set an Example
The other thing to remember is to teach your child to stop look and listen before crossing the street. Look both ways, and listen for any traffic that’s coming.
Another important tip to remember is to set a good example. Sometimes, we’ve all been there, we want to cross in the middle of the street and do a little j-walking, but make sure you teach your child to cross at the corner and obey all traffic signals. Thank for watching. For more, go to About.com.