Use at home

The years from 7-11 are full of excitement and challenge for children. As they grow in independence they need to learn to deal with the fast-changing elements of our world. Roads are the most dangerous and complex systems that people have to deal with every day.

The adults in their lives need to help and guide children in responsible decision making, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the world around them and live safe, happy and fulfilled lives. Read through our road safety tips for further guidance.

  • How can I teach my child road safety at home?
  • Use our website – it is full of fun, interactive activities and road safety tips relevant to this age group.
  • Speak to your child's teacher – there are a range of worksheets in the resource which you can photocopy and work with them at home.
  • Put their knowledge into practice – most children will learn about road safety at school but it's when they are out and about, with their parents or carers, that they will get the chance to really test their knowledge.
  • Talk to your children about the road safety work they have been covering in school. Quiz them on key safety rules and ensure they understand why these are essential.
  • Make road safety fun – encourage your child to learn about road safety by introducing some simple fun activities into the home i.e. montages, colouring, drawing.
  • Try "thinking out loud" as you demonstrate responsible behaviour such as looking for a safer place to cross the road or putting on your seatbelt.
  • Most importantly, set a good example. Children learn most by copying adult behaviour, so let your child witness you being a safe pedestrian, driver, passenger or cyclist.