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A brand new school year has officially started in the Clark County School District and schools are stressing the need to be watch for children crossing streets. (Clark County School District)
A brand new school year has officially started in the Clark County School District and schools are stressing the need to be watch for children crossing streets. (Clark County School District)
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Updated: 8/15 5:22 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The countdown is on until the first day of the 2014-2015 school year, and tips come from The National Crime Prevention Council and the safety website, Alert ID are available to help parents ensure their kids have what they need to stay safe.

Tips include:

Provide children with maps of their walk to school.

Do trial runs with children before the first day.

Familiarize yourself with their schools’ safety and emergency plans.

Understand the roles that parents and law enforcement play in different incidents.

After school begins, watch for signs of bullying – a loss of interest in school activities or friends and a drop in grades are among those signs.

Be direct when talking to your children about their internet usage.

Classes for Clark County School District students begin August 25.

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