When children are still growing and learning, they look up to adults for guidance. Read on to learn about safe and smart rules for kids to keep them safe when you are not with them. These tips can save your child from unexpected threats.
The present day world is keeping most of the parents fearing about the safety of their kids. It is a big world out and the constant news and media makes it easy to make you live in a world of fear.
In fact, when your child was small, you were always there or even if you leave him or her, he or she used to be in the care of a reliable adult. But as your child grows older, he or she is definitely going to face the world alone. To worry about your child’s safety
is obvious for you. So, here 10 safety rules your child must know that would really help him or her be safe to a great extent.
1. “I am the boss of my body”
This is a fun and entertaining video that was designed to teach children skills to protect themselves. This video teaches them that they are the boss of their bodies
and they have all the rights to say “NO”. Children come to differentiate between a ‘good touch’ and a ‘bad touch’
2. “I take permission before going anywhere”
Teach your kids to take permission before they go anywhere. This is because you would know about the place and make sure whether it is safe for your child or not before allowing him or her to go there. On the other hand you will also be aware where your child is.
3. “I know all the important personal details”
Teach your children and make them learn their address, parents’ cell numbers and emergency phone number as well. This will help your child to get in touch with you at the earliest if he or she finds himself or herself in any kind of danger. Your child should know where to call during emergency.
4. “I do not hesitate asking for help”
When in danger, teach your child to ask for help from mothers with kids who might be near about. Ask them to trust their instincts during adverse times. Also, let your child understand that adults do not ask children for help and if someone asks them to come along with them in car, they should say ‘no’ and run away from there.
5. “I know how to react to situations”
Children must know that it is okay for them to say “no”. They should not always worry about being polite when situation demands. If they feel that there is something wrong, they should yell, scream, ask for help and run to the opposite direction. Rehearse this with your child and ask him or her how he or she would react in certain situations.
6. “I know that no ‘bathing suit area’ games are allowed”
Let your child understand that touching or exposing of private areas is not good. They should immediately say “no” to such games or run away from there.
7. “I know what to do when I am lost”
Children may get lost especially when they are in a crowded place. Teach them how to reach a safe place or yell, scream or ask for help from any parent with children or how to immediately get in-touch with family members through phone.
8. “I say ‘no’ to strangers”
Teach your children not to take anything from strangers
or go with someone whom they do not know. Also, they should not do anything that they are asked to do but find uncomfortable doing that. Many children are abducted by known people also. Leave your child only with the people whom you trust completely. And also make your child aware of good and bad approach of anyone especially when your child is alone with that person.
9. “I trust my instincts when I feel I am not safe”
Even if your child is small, he or she will have an inner sense of situation. Allow your child to listen to his or her instinct if he or she finds situation unsafe.
10. “I do not keep secrets from my parents”
You should listen to your child and even ask him or her about things and people whom he or she meets. Talk to them about their day and everything. This will make them understand that they should not keep secrets from their parents
. If someone asks them to keep something secret from parents, they should immediately let their parents know about that.
The above points will help you keep your child safe from predators. If you talk to your child and know where he or she is at the time, you can know right away if something is amiss. Make sure you support your child when he or she finds something wrong and reacts accordingly. Also, ensure that your children know that they are loved and they should love themselves. Trust them and support their right decisions always.What kind of risks and dangers can be encountered by children? How to teach children to reach their parents during emergencies? How to teach children to be safe? Discuss here.