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Former FBI agent shares tips for ensuring the safety of kids outdoors and at school

The mom provided insights into specific steps she takes to safeguard her child while he is at school.

Former FBI agent shares tips for ensuring the safety of kids outdoors and at school
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @theunexpectedspy

For many parents, sending their kids to school is a daily routine and they do not think too much about it. However, when you send your kids to school in America, there is a certain fear in parents due to several instances being reported that put the safety of their children in jeopardy. So, in order to reach out to parents with more safety measures for kids in school, a former FBI agent decided to share what she does to keep her child safe.

Tracy Walder—who goes by @theunexpectedspy on TikTok—shared some specific steps she follows to ensure that her child's well-being is insured when he is not with her. Being a mom is anyway not easy, but worrying about our kids' safety all the time can be even more bothersome.

Image Source: TikTok | @theunexpectedspy
Image Source: TikTok | @theunexpectedspy

Walder revealed she does not put her kid's name on anything that could be visible to everyone. "I think initials are fine, and if you want, you can put them on the inside of their backpack because I know these things get confused and tossed everywhere. But if you put it on the outside of their backpack, that is something that strangers can see and refer to your child by that name and perhaps make them feel comfortable," she said.

She does not put their information on their backpack as she makes them remember it. She continued, "Since the age of three, we've been really drilling into our daughter's head to memorize our phone number, my cell phone number, and so she does have that memorized. But if your kid doesn't, I get it, it's really hard."

Image Source: TikTok | @theunexpectedspy
Image Source: TikTok | @theunexpectedspy

She does not use smartwatches but uses air tags when her kids are in a crowded space, just to be safe. "It's just something to think about if you want an extra layer of security," she says. Walder also discussed social media and the safety of her children. She has two different accounts, one is private and the other one is public. "Again, it's people's personal choice whether or not they want to share pictures of their children, but even on your private account, something to think about is not posting the location of your child's school because you never know who is going to be able to see that information," she noted.

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

People on social media also agreed with Walder's suggestions. The video has garnered over 241.7K views, 18.4K likes and several comments. @sunrose822 wrote, "Please share more school safety tips. This information is vital. Thank you." @healloudlymoma shared, "You literally are so kind and your voice was so soothing. Thank you for sharing." @rubybrooke316 revealed, "Every time we go to a crowded area, I make my little one recite my phone number back to me even though he's known it for a couple of years now."

Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

@raggetygirl thanked her, "Thank you for this! Our elementary school has us attach address, name and bus info on their school bags, but I'm not doing that this year. I'll put it on inside." @mary.alicia.ortega wrote, "All great tips to keep in mind for the future! Thanks!"

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