Electric scooters provide an efficient way for your independent tyke to cruise around and travel to school and back. But take heed: Since easy-to-rent electric scooters have popped up in major cities around the world, scooter-related injuries have increased.  That’s not to say that something will happen to your little one if you put them on a scooter. You can take precautions to ensure your child stays safe. Like learning to drive a car or testing for a motorcycle license, picking up a scooter will require your child to learn the rules of the road and how to ride their new vehicle safely.  How big is your kid? Many electric scooters made for kids have a weight limit of 120 pounds. Even though your child may weigh less than that, a bag loaded with schoolbooks may push it over the limit.  How old is your child? The electric scooters we recommend on this page are intended for children ages 8 and up. For kids younger than that, we recommend nonelectric scooters. How far does your child have to go? If you’re getting your child an electric scooter so they can get to school and back, consider how far they have to travel. If it’s a longer distance, you’ll want to...