A new school year brings with it new textbooks, new bookbags, and a number of new faces and places. Whether your child is in kindergarten or middle school, you’re still bound to have those sit-down conversations about staying alert when they’re out of your sight.
While it’s online safety that makes many headlines these days, physical safety — knowing when to cross the road or the right time and place to take a selfie — is also an everyday reality. We know you’ll be reviewing the routes closest to home with your family, but want to help get the conversation about childhood safety started.
For its 100th anniversary, Scholastic spoke with safety experts to identify a set of tips, articles, and books that make starting a conversation with your child about safety easier. These resources are part of a broader initiative, called the Scholastic Bookshelf, created for Instagram to raise awareness around contemporary issues affecting children today.