Bicycling is a fun activity that kids of all ages love to do. In fact, hanging out with friends and riding bikes is something boys and girls love to do. Not only does riding the bicycle allow children to socialize with their friends and get off of those video games it also encourages physical activity and helps kids get active and stay fit. It seems this is becoming something saw less and less often these days.
Some parents choose to allow their children to ride a beach cruiser to school, and while this maybe an good option in some situations, for the most part this is not something that you should consider doing. Why is this? Take a look at these reasons that you should not allow your child to ride a bike to school, and make other arrangements for your child’s transportation needs.
One reason that you should not allow your child to ride a bike to school is because it can be dangerous. There are a number of reasons that riding a bike to school is dangerous, from traffic to school bullies to predators and more. When your child is on a bus or waiting at the bus stop he is usually with other kids, and there is far less risk of bad things happening when your child is with a group of students. Not only will your child be safer you will also have a greater peace of mind knowing your child is safer.
Another reason that you should not allow your child to ride a bike to school is because you live too far away from school. If it will take more than 15 or 20 minutes to get to the school it is safe to say this is too far. There are other options for allowing your child to ride a bike, including at the park after school and at gym.
Is your child mature enough to ride a bike alone? This is another concern that will come your way when you allow your child to ride a bike to school. Not all children can make it to school on a bike and on their own.
These are just some of the many reasons that you should not allow your child to ride a bike to school. While it may be good for some, make sure that you carefully weigh these factors above before making the decision. Nothing is more important than your child’s safety.