Back-To-School Safety

Back-To-School SafetyFor many schoolchildren, August is the month that school life once again commences. While countless parents may be relieved by this fact after weeks of struggling to figure out different activities for their children to take part in, there will be some students who would rather that school life was over for them.

This may be for a number of reasons; however, one of the reasons involved could be that your child is being bullied and that the short summer break was a welcome haven from the constant torment they may face on a daily basis while at school. Enroll your child in self-defense classes. Even though fighting at school shouldn’t be encouraged by any means, you also want to make sure that your child is able to defend themselves if they should become cornered at school.

It’s also important for them to know that they have your support in this matter. Nowadays school life is no easy feat for many students. And in many cases there are students who go through life not being able to talk to anyone about the troubles they face, or knowing what it is they can do.

They may not thank you to begin with, but eventually they will; especially when they realize the benefits involved when they can protect themselves. To further show that you are supporting them in this area you may even consider taking part in the self-defense classes as well.

Remember, though, that there will only be so much that you can do. Even though you may want to go into the school and tackle the bully yourself and the bully’s parents, this is one aspect that you will have to leave to your child, unless of course things begin to take a nasty turn.

Throughout life there will be times when we would all wish that our parents could come and rescue us from situations we would rather we weren’t in. Unfortunately though, the older one gets the more they have to rely on themselves in life.

And even though your child may still be young, letting them handle something in their life will only benefit them greatly later in life.

—Courtesy of Family Watchdog (

Anton Media Staff
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