Hard to believe, but it's almost time for school again. Fort Frye students return to classes Thursday, and the rest of the area's elementary, middle school and high school students head back to class next week.
We want to urge everyone to be safe on the way to school, in class, and on the way home from school each and every day. We're not talking about violence in schools that has grabbed headlines in recent years.
We're talking about normal, day-to-day dangers. Research shows that school-age children are actually nine times more likely to sustain an unintentional injury - whether on the playground or in school - than be the victim of violence while at school. An estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and under are injured in school-related accidents each year, according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign.
SAFE KIDS, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the American Academy of Pediatrics offer a list of safety tips for kids and parents we'd like to share:
Good luck this school year, and stay safe.