5 age-specific ways to keep children safe during back-to-school

(BPT) - The back-to-school season comes with its share of excitement — including new classrooms, friends and routines — but it’s also a time to be thoughtful about safety. As schedules change and daily life takes on an added layer of complexity with trips to and from school, after-school activities, appointments, play dates and more, back-to-school is the right time for parents to think proactively and have important conversations with their kids about safety.

Whether it’s a child’s first year attending preschool or final year of college, here are some important safety tips to help keep them safe and provide you with some peace of mind: