Now that most schools are back in, or will be back in soon, it is time to start planning for your kids after school. If you work, it may not be possible to be home when they get off the bus. The good news is, you can provide you and your kid’s peace of mind by using the tips here. When you make sure your home is as safe as possible, it will reduce how much you worry about your children when they are home alone.
Check the smoke detectors. Having a fire alarm system that is working properly is extremely important. This is the best way to make sure they will be warned if any heat or smoke is detected.
Create a contact list with important people and their phone numbers. You should leave a list of people your children can call if they are unable to reach you, or need help with something while you are not home.
Make sure your kids know where the flashlights are located. Be sure you also replace the batteries so they work.
Remind your kids to always lock the doors. In addition to locking the doors, you also need to make sure that the kids know how to turn on the security system and that they leave it on until you get home. Also, make sure they don’t open the door for anyone when you aren’t there.
Add video surveillance to your existing security system. Modern video surveillance allows you to see what is going on while you are still at work.
As you can see, there are several steps you can take to help ensure your child is safe when they are home alone after school. When you use the tips and advice here, you will be able to have confidence that your child is protected and safe until you can arrive home.