- Students should tell an adult - a school official, resource officer or parent - if they hear about a weapon at school.
- Children who are bullied also should tell an adult.
- Parents should ask school officials whether they have a safety plan in place, and how it is exercised.
- Children should pay close attention when their school conducts fire drills or tornado drills.
- Parents should know what to do if there is an emergency at their child's school. They should not go to the school; instead, they should listen to TV and radio reports for instructions on how to pick up their children.
- Students, staff, parents or visitors to a school should report any kind of suspicious activity.
ON THE SCHOOL BUS
- Parents should do a practice walk to and from the bus stop with young children before the school year begins.
- Make sure children don't use shortcuts or isolated routes on their way to and from the bus stop.
- Children should know which neighbors they are allowed to visit and which houses they can go to for safety.
- Parents should be cautious about putting their child's name on the outside of clothing or other items.
- Children should be taught to say "no" to anyone who tries to touch them or treat them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.