15 After-School Safety Tips

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iVillage Staff on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:54AM

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a iVillage Staff on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:54AM

In today's busy society many children are caring for themselves before or after school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 17 percent of kids in kindergarten through eighth grade are home alone after school at least once a week.

For many families, after-school child care is not an option. Here, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers tips on how to keep your child safe after-school.

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