If you’re a parent you worry about your kids’ safety—especially when you’re not always around. That’s just part of being a parent. One of the big concerns parents have is making sure that their kids get home safely. The fact is that you can’t always be there to greet your kids when they come home from school. There are, however, some things you can do to protect your kids and alleviate a bit of that anxiety.
Have your kids call you when they get home. If you’re at work or out running errands, you can still take a phone call that lets you know your child is home safe. Set a specific window of time (“Call me no later than 3:00”) for them to check in. This also gives you a chance to ask if anyone is there with them.
Establish a code word. It’s not a bad idea to have a code word your kids can use to let you know something is wrong. That way if someone happens to come into your home uninvited, you can know about it and take appropriate action.
If you’re uncomfortable having your child caring a house key, you might want to consider installing a home security system that let’s you unlock your door remotely (from your phone or tablet) when he or she gets home. Here’s some information about how that works.
For some additional tips on things you can do to keep your kids safe, download our free Keeping Kids Safe ebook here.