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Safety Tips for Children

Safety Tips for Children

Every parent wants their precious child to be safe and away from danger. Read these important precautions and safety tips for children. Along with ensuring safety of children outside the house parents should also give importance and thought regarding safety of children in the home.

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 important safety tips for children to keep your children safe when they are alone.

Safety Tips for Children

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 obscene calls.

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 contact you.

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 gone.

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 nearby.

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!

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Minakshi.10 years ago
General Safety tips for Kids
Kids should be taught to play only in the building or in safe premises. Teach your children not to go anywhere out on the road without supervision from adults. Never let your children go to the terrace alone. Teach children that they should never accept any chocolates or sweets from strangers.
Bhavna.10 years ago
Bicycle safety for Children
If you are teaching your child to ride a bicycle, you should be careful of some things. Do not buy an over-sized bicycle for your kid as this can be dangerous. Teach your child to ride not to ride in roads with a lot of traffic. Make sure your child wears a helmet. A helmet should always be worn as it will protect your child from serious injury.
Vaishnavi.10 years ago
When can children stay home alone?
I think the right age to start leaving children alone at home is eleven years old. But it also depends on the child. It depends on the child’s intelligence level, maturity and comfort. Ask your child if he is comfortable with the idea of staying alone at home. The parent must teach the child to be responsible when they are going to be alone.
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