School crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or ride their bicycles to school. They help children safely cross the street at key locations. They also remind and warn drivers of the presence of pedestrians in the area. The appearance of crossing guards can lead to parents feeling more comfortable about their children's journey to school.
While the primary role of a school crossing guard is to guide children safely across the street. Children also remain responsible for their own safety. In this manner, a crossing guard plays another key function, a role model helping children develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely at all times. Before your children travel to school on their own or with friends, ensure they are capable of making this trip on safely their own.