Your children are perfectly safe in your presence. When you
as parents are present you need not worry about their safety. When children are
with parents, the parents are there to take care of the children and protect them
from danger. What about when your children are alone? Read about these
tips for children to keep your children safe when they are alone.
Safety Tips for
Answering the Front Door
When children are alone, it is better that they do not
answer the door. If you are a working parent and your child stays alone at home
during the day, then it is better to put a safety door or a double door. In many
cases, the abductors of children are relatives or friends of the family
or someone known to the child. Even if the person at the door is a relative or
friend it is better that the child does not let anybody in when he or she is
alone. If the parents are home with the children, children should still be
taught to open the door only after calling the parent.
Answering the Phone
Children should be taught not to give out any personal
information on the telephone. When picking up the telephone,
children should be taught not to inform anybody that they are alone at home.
Tell your children to immediately inform you if they receive any prank calls or
Stranger Safety for Children
Children need to be careful of strangers. Children should be
taught not to talk to strangers unless they are in trouble or need some help.
Children should only ask a stranger for help if they are lost, hurt, or if some
other stranger is hurting them or causing them problem. Teach your child never
to accept a ride or lift from strangers.
If your Child is Lost
It is not possible to be with children all the time. So, if
ever they are lost or do not know the way back home it is always better to make
them prepared before hand itself. Firstly, make sure you teach your child
important things like his or her full name, address, and home telephone number.
Your child should know your office telephone number and your mobile number to
Encourage your child to go with a friend to places. Numbers
and big groups always ensure more safety. Make sure to teach your child to
always carry a little money with them whenever they go out of the house. Your
child should always have money for a phone call, in case of problem. Ask your
child to keep you informed of his or her whereabouts. Always ask your child to
keep you informed about where he or she is going and for how long they will be
Safety tips for Children at Home
Never leave a hot cup of coffee
or tea lying around on a shelf where a small child or toddler can reach. Take care
not to leave knives and other sharp objects within the reach of children. Any
kind of liquid like water, milk, oil, etc if spilt on the floor must be wiped
and cleaned immediately otherwise a child may slip and get hurt.
If you are planning to have a baby sitter or somebody to
take care of your child at home while you are away at work, make enquiries
before employing one. Ask friends
and relatives for references. After employing one, ask your child how the
experience is with the baby sitter.
Always keep a first aid kit at home and teach
your child how to use it. Always leave a pair of extra keys with a neighbour.
Safety tips while Swimming
Children under the age of four should not be taken for
swimming lessons. Children are not developmentally ready for swimming lessons
before the age of four. Never leave small babies and small children alone in
the pool or near it. Always see to it that there is an adult to supervise
So, follow these tips for the safety of your child. Keep
your precious children safe and away from harm. Remember it is better to be
safe than sorry!