Back-to-School Safety Talk Set Aug. 22

New clothes and school supplies are on everyone’s back-to-school list, but how about a safety lesson or two for children ages 6 and older?
 
Cy-Fair College Branch Library staff and Officer Sandy Joachim, Crime Prevention Specialist with the Jersey Village Police Department, have teamed up for a “Back-to-School Safety” program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.
 
Officer Joachim will provide some ways for children to stay safe before, during and after school.

“We will discuss ‘danger zones’ around a school bus, walking and biking to school, riding in a car to school, stranger danger and how to deal with those ‘back-to-school butterflies,’” she said.

Officer Joachim said school bus transportation is safe and in fact buses are safer than cars. Even so, last year, approximately 26 students were killed and another 9,000 were injured in incidents involving school buses.

“We can all keep our children safe by teaching awareness of the potential hazards they may face.  The rest of us can make school bus safety a priority by obeying the rules of the road,” she said.  “Let’s make this school year a safe one.”
 
The program is limited to 50 children, which, like other Kids Corner programs, tickets will be distributed an hour prior to the program.
 
For information, call the Kids Corner at 281-290-3211.