(HealthDay News) -- The start of the school year is typically filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation.
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Help ensure that your child is prepared to stay safe and empowered as he or she heads back to classes.
The American Red Cross suggests your child should:
- Know your phone number, address, and how to reach you during the school day.
- Never talk to strangers or accept rides from unfamiliar people.
- Board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the driver has signaled the child to get on.
- Never get on a different bus.
- Always stay in clear view of the bus driver and never walk behind the bus.
- Always cross the street at the corner, obeying traffic signals and staying in the crosswalk.
- Never dart out into the street, or cross between parked cars.
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