I have a 2nd grader that would like to participate in the National School Walkout being organized by the Women's March. I don't feel comfortable with my 2nd grader participating without parental supervision especially since no activities are being organized at his elementary school. The local high school is a block away and I was thinking of taking my child out of school for the walk out and bringing them to that event. According to the Walkout FAQ
We are suggesting that only students and staff participate in their school walkouts. This is an important safety precaution we must take in order to help ensure the safety of students and staff. If others would like to participate, they can show solidarity by wearing orange and/or walking out of their workplaces to stand with others for 17 minutes. Feel free to post your actions on social media!
I believe my child understands the motivation and politics behind this event. We mentioned the walk out in response to an active shooter drill after the Parkland shooting. We basically said that 17 children had been murdered at a school and people were asking children to walk out of school to remember the students and to help prevent it from happening again.
What is the best way to support my child in participating in the walk out?