Starting today, American parents have sent 69 million children to school and day care. But many have no idea what protections exist to maintain security in places very had to be protected.
According to a new survey of Harris Poll Online, 63 percent of United States parents with children in school or not are very familiar with emergency plans in those places. Forty-two percent don’t know where to meet up with their children in case of evacuation.
This is worrisome, because the disaster can attack at any time and anywhere–a point reinforced by survey national parents included in Save the Children 2014 disaster ratings, out today.
More than half of the families of United States (54%) with children in school or have been personally affected by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, school shootings or other types of disasters.Only last year, our nation has experienced at least 20 school shootings and 50 natural disasters that require a federal response.
Two thirds of parents 1,012 in nationally representative survey, said scrapbooking sketches were concerned about risks of national disaster front of her children. Seventy percent worry about school shootings.
However, 67 percent of American parents don’t know if school or daycare for your child practice drills of emergency frequently, or not at all. And here comes good. basic emergency plans are not required even in 21 States and Washington, DC. (You can check your status here).
Parents do not make much better at home. While three out of five say sketches scrapbooking have an emergency plan in place, many of the parents have not taken basic actions to protect the children. For example, nearly a third of these parents do not have a family meeting place. More than one third of them don’t even have two days of food and water supply.The supply is recommended to five days.