Don’t throw out safety rules for the summer

As schools wrap up their academic years and children of all ages begin their summer break we want to add our voice to all those others wishing for a safe vacation away from teachers and homework.

Camp PBS Parents website has a comprehensive list of potential dangers and steps parents can take to avoid trouble.

For instance:

Tick bites – Ticks are responsible for a variety of illnesses including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These diseases can be very serious. Learn ways to protect your family.

Helmet safety- An appropriate helmet must be worn whenever a child is “on wheels.” This means bicycles, scooters, skates, rollerblades, skateboards and more.

Pedestrian safety – Teach children to walk, not run, across the street.

Water safety – Adult supervision is of paramount importance. Parents need to focus on their children 100% of the time. No distractions!

Sun protection – Avoid sun exposure during peak sun hours (10 a.m. 6 p.m.).

Dehydration and heat-related illnesses – Keeping well hydrated is very important.

Fortunately, these safety tips are covered in Safetytown classes for youngsters. But everyone could use a reminder about being safe and staying safe.

So, have fun and come back at the end of summer ready to learn.