How can we keep children road safe?
Between 18th and 24th November it’s Road Safety Week and the idea is to raise awareness to all pupils regarding road safety.
The Department for Transport states that children under the age of 16, are amongst our most vulnerable road users. Road accidents are one of the major causes of death and injury for children and young people. With that in mind, here are some quick and easy links that you could use in tutor time or PSHE sessions.
- Think! Tales of the road campaign videos – These are great little clips to discuss with the primary and lower years.
- Road Safety and Headphones – useful for older pupils who listen to headphones while crossing roads.
- Funny phone accidents – Though this isn’t about road safety it might be useful to watch with older pupils and then discuss why, if people can’t even walk and text, how some think they can drive and text!
- Send in the clowns – This could be used to focus on how you cannot control others on the roads and that is why you need to be cautious.
- 78% of child pedestrians involved in accidents failed to look properly.
- Focusing on this aspect could save a life.
- When talking about this topic try and be unique and find the non-obvious stimulus.
- Pupils have heard the message many times, so they need something that will stick with them.
Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event.