A program for students who will find themselves home alone during March break is being offered through City of Kawartha Lakes OPP. Constable Carrie Lanning is running the Staying Home Alone program next week and she explains why they’re doing it.

In order to do this, Lanning says a lot of it comes from the parents to outline what their child can and cannot do when they’re home alone.

The program has been running as a pilot in some school classrooms, and Lanning says they’ve had great response from students. She says their program is slightly unique because of the mock scenarios they take kids through.

The program is free and parents can join if they want to. Lanning says parents can also do their part leaving a list of emergency numbers and having a neighbour offer support if their child needs it.

It’s happening at the Lindsay detachment from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 18.

To register your child you can email carrie.lanning@opp.ca.