Kids Safety in Australia
Kids Safety Do's & Don'ts
DO always keep an eye on your children whenever you are home with them! Accidents can occur very quickly, often when you turn your back for just a second so the more you watch your children then the safer you know they will be. Even if they are doing something nice and simple that you assume has no danger attached to it, still watch them like a hawk. You will be surprised at what activities can turn dangerous so never become too complacent when it comes to your child at your house. Remember a simple amount of watching could be the difference between your child being dead and your child being alive.
DON'T ever assume that your child is out of danger because it never is. If anything you could always say that your child is always IN danger as there are so many things that can go wrong at any given time of the day. Keep a watch on your child at all times and make sure that every activity they do is done safely and doesn't present a danger to them. It's always important to make sure your child is safe and you will soon come to realise how quickly they can get themselves into danger in basically any situation.
DO as much reading and research about child safety that you can! You can never learn too much and there will be times when you find yourself becoming addicted to learning about ways on keeping your child safe. This could range from reading the latest news about child safety to subscribing to magazines or even joining community groups, but you should always find yourself reading as much as you can about all types of child safety. Things are always changing in the world of child safety and it always pays to be on top of all the changes that are happening.
DON'T forget to teach your children about safety and what things they should and shouldn't do in order to remain safe. The best way you can stop your child from getting into trouble and posing a danger to themselves is teaching them how they can be safe, and it's always a great lesson for them to learn as they grow older. It doesn't take too much time to sit your child down and teach them about certain dangers they will face in their life and the best ways to avoid it, and in the long run this will provide a great benefit for them and you as a whole.
DO make sure your child has plenty of friends and that they are always safe when they play together. Sometimes injuries and dangerous situations can occur when your children play together and are away from adult supervision so it's always important to make sure that they know what situations to avoid and be safe with when they are with their friends. This could vary from every situation but it's always good to install a sense of safety amongst your children so that you know they will always remain safe no matter what.
DON'T be overly safe with your children! While you obviously don't want your children to hurt themselves or find themselves in a dangerous situation, you also don't want your children to be too safe and be afraid that every thing they do could hurt themselves or be dangerous. Just ensure you are being safe enough with them so that they aren't always being hurt, while at the same time having fun with their life and going about things in a normal way! A few simple steps can help achieve this!