Working parents may be nervous to leave their child home alone this Summer. If you do think your child is ready to be on their own during the daytime, talk to them about home safety.
Officer Kyle Buchkoski from the Wausau Police Department says, "Keeping the doors locked at all times. They should know if a stranger knocks on the door and they don't know who it is, not to answer it. If they see anything suspicious they should call their parents or the police."
Maybe your children love to spend their free time outside, roaming the neighborhoods with their friends. Police say you need to talk to your child about appropriate areas to play and make sure they tell you exactly where they're going.
When kids are out of the house, they're usually getting where they're going by bike. Another area where you can help your child stay safe. Officer Buchkoski says you should tell your kids to stay on the sidewalks when they ride on busier roads.
The Wausau Police Department is teaming up with the Wausau School District to hold a "Safety City" this Summer. Call the police department or school district for more information.