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IRRESPONSIBLE PARENTS? 7 Questions For Every Parent With A High School Or College Student Traveling Overseas

Travel Safety SERAPH.net

Travel Safety SERAPH.net

 

by Dale Yeager SERAPH

The terrorist attacks in Paris France have brought the issue of travel safety and students to the national spotlight. Families of murdered or injured students thought that France and Western Europe were safe. They were wrong.

It never ceases to amaze me how many parents trust the most valuable humans in their lives to teachers, principals and college administrators.

I routinely hear these statements when I speak about travel safety;

“Oh Dale, the high school French teacher has a lot of experience traveling.” or “The College / University has a lot of experience with semesters abroad.”

Canada Is Dangerous And Other Travel Safety Issues That Can Hurt You And Your Family

Recently in the Wall Street Journal, Joe Queenan wrote about the issue of travel safety. In ‘Dying to Go to Acapulco – Literally’ Queenan talks about the ‘online cheerleaders’ who are touting Mexico as a vacation spot in spite of the wide spread violence.

In response to their illogical claims of a safe Mexico, he poses the question, “Wouldn’t it make more sense to go someplace where there aren’t drug gangs, homicides and abductions?”

While traveling is a rewarding and fun activity it requires a plan of action to keep you, your family, students, volunteers or employees safe.

STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES ALERT ABOUT TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SCHOOLS, HOTELS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

U.S. Department of State School Terrorism

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Alert on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens throughout the world.

Schools, sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship should increase their security and U.S. citizens should be extremely careful both in the U.S. and abroad.

“The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.”