Whilst children generally understand the concept of safety it is still important that parents continue to educate their children about personal safety to give everyone peace of mind. It boils down to making sure your children know exactly how to avoid possible danger, and also what they must do in case something bad happens to them. No matter what age your child is, nor how safe they might feel it is best to err on the side of caution.
In some cases children have to see themselves to and from school and keep occupied until mom and dad return home in the evening.
It is extremely important that children know not to let anyone into the house without your permission. If you are going to be late, let your children know as soon as possible and give them an idea of when they can expect you to be home.
A good idea is to draw up a list of important telephone numbers or save them on your child’s cell phone if they have one.
This list must include emergency services and both parents work and cellphone numbers as well as any other close friends and neighbours. It’s also important to explain to them when these should be used.
Everyone in the household should also know how to use your home security system – children included – and when and how to use the panic buttons.
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