Saturday, May 24, 2008

Putting Child Safety at the Top of Your To-Do List This Summer

The summer months bring sunshine and more time together as a family. But they also bring a new set of parenting concerns as children have a new set of activities and, likely, more free time. The following resources on the PTA national website can help your family have a safer summer:
  • School vacations mean a shift in your family's routines and child care, and for older children they might also lead to more time home alone. Visit for a list of 25 things you can do to help keep your children safer.

  • No school and no homework may mean more time spent in front of screens of all types. Visit for tips on age-appropriate use of video games, television, movies, music, the Internet, and cell phones.

  • Take some time this summer to consider how you might work with your PTA to make your child's school a safer place. Visit for ideas on what you can do over the next year.

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