Staying Busy After School If your parents are not at home when you arrive from school, lock the door behind you as soon as you get in the house. After school routines will help keep you entertained and safe while your parents are away.
Visitors and Strangers
On your way home from school, do not talk to strangers.
Do not tell anyone you are going home to be by yourself.
Basic First Aid and Safety Strategies
Accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. It’s important that you know how to treat minor injuries yourself.
It’s important that you recognize when to call your parents or 911.
Prepare or purchase a first aid kit before you stay home alone.
Make sure it has:
- Gauze and tape
- Antibiotic ointment
- Soap or hand sanitizer
- First aid manual
When should you call 911?
- When you feel threatened
- During an emergency or fire
- if you get hurt
- If someone is trying to get in the house
- If you or your sibling is having trouble breathing
- If your parents don’t come home and you can’t reach them