If your child needs to call home or text you (or anyone for that matter) for any reason after school, teach them that the best place to use their phone is in a secure location. The school lobby, a local well known store or coffee shop, etc. Being on their phone is taking their attention away from their surroundings and could potentially put them at risk. They should avoid making the call or using their phones while on the public street, park, or busy area that they are not familiar with.
Sarah Galante, DHAC Exercise Physiologist and assitant director of DHAC Kenpo Karate School.