School Safety

Do Allergies At School Take Priority Over A Service Dog?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Discrimination is an odd thing. It often happens when people have the best of intentions. No one wants to make a person feel bad, but the actions they take, which they believe are in the best interests of everyone, can result in unfair treatment of someone. Rights will often come into collision with one another. Working out how best to balance this is not an easy job, but it must be done.

What Age Is Best for Kids to Walk to School Alone?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

Like many parents, I wonder if I'm too protective. "How can I learn to be safe if you go everywhere with me?" asked Gavin yesterday. He had a point. Especially since I had just read a page on World Vision Canada's web site highlighting the incredible journeys made by children around the world, as they travel to school alone.

Can We Prevent School Shootings?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

The December, 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of twenty children and six adults shocked the world. The call for greater school safety following this tragedy led to virtually every state legislature in the United States introducing new laws to make schools safer.

Do Schools Need Record Checks?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Some schools and school boards have recently decided that, in order to protect children, everyone who is to spend any time with students must first have a police records check. On its face, this may sound like a good idea. In practice, it is fraught with many problems.

Top 5 Summer Safety Tips For Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

School's out and the kids are antsy. Is it any wonder that parents worry about their children getting into trouble during the dog days of summer? Whet...

What I Want Parents to Know About Lockdown Drills

Lori Gard | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We sit, huddled tightly together in the cramped space of a corner. The blinds are darkly drawn, the door is shut. Locked. Little bodies press in close together to the wall. I place my body as a barrier along the tips of their tiny feet, all the while smiling into anxious children's eyes and modelling breathing.