Back to School Safety Quiz – For Parents and Kids

When kids head Back to school, it’s a good time for families to think about safety.

It’s never fun to talk about safety, so try using our quiz as a conversation starter.  See how many of these safety tips you and your kids know.

Then, if you want more information, visit our Back-to-School Safety List or any of the resources listed in the answers.

The Back to School Safety Quiz 

1) Are you allowed to post on TikTok and other social media when you are home alone?

2) If allowed, what topics should you avoid mentioning?

3) If the doorbell rings unexpectedly – what is a safe way to react?

4) Who do you call if there is an emergency?

5) If the power goes out – where would you find a flashlight?

6) When you arrive home, how do you make sure you are safe?




  1. This depends on the parent’s discretion, the age of the child, and other factors. Here is a resource article for social media.
  2. Don’t broadcast topics like being home alone, your age, location, or upcoming trips or vacations.
  3. Look through the peephole, window where they can’t see you, or use your video doorbell to see who or what is there. Check with your parents to see if someone is expected and if they are safe to let them in.
  4. It’s a good idea to have an emergency plan for each situation type and discuss this with the family. Resources for emergency planning.
  5. Ensure a flashlight and emergency supplies are in accessible locations around the house and that the family knows where they are (and that the batteries are fresh).
  6. Lock the door behind you and if you have a security system, re-arm it, then check in with one of your parents. With a smart home security system, parents can know at a glance if a family member has arrived home or left the premises.


Whether your student is going to school in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Garner, Holly Springs, Durham, Raleigh, Morrisville, or Pittsboro North Carolina, Secur-Tek wishes your family a safe and productive school year!



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