SAFETY AWARENESS DAY-CIRCULAR AND PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
With the world expanding at a fast pace, it is not always possible to keep our children at an arm’s length to ensure their safety. So, it becomes all the more essential to teach them to be vigilant and safe. Making the children aware about the various pits and falls in different situations is a crucial part of raising them as it not only directly concerns their physical safety and well-being but also teaches them to be independent. Teaching safety norms is something that needs to be done continuously and even subtly at times.
However, preparing them about safety at different fronts can be a challenging feat. Fortunately, children are intuitive by nature and quick to grasp new information, so the earlier we teach them about keeping themselves safe, the more protected they will be!
Safety Awareness for Children
- Safety at Home
- Ensure that your children know their contact information. They should be aware of their complete home address, parents’ full name and telephone numbers. This comes in handy if they need help in reaching out to you.
- It is important to ensure that the child knows some emergency helpline numbers. They must also know the contact number of a trusted relative/ friend.
- It is necessary to educate them about any medical challenge that they may be facing so that in the absence of parents, they can inform others if they need medical assistance.
- Teaching the child the importance of not befriending or accepting things from strangers can’t be stressed upon enough. They must understand the concept of ‘stranger danger’.
- The dependence on internet is growing exponentially with the passage of time. Monitor the duration and the activities of your children when they use the internet. Teach them not to share any personal information online.
- Safety on Roads
- Safety awareness starts at home. Parents must teach and guide their children about the various road traffic rules and regulations especially when they step out of their homes. As role models, it becomes our duty to conduct ourselves in a way that we want our children to emulate. Ensure that you practice and follow the traffic rules.
Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with one’s family. Of course, accidents do happen and there may be minor scrapes and bruises along the way. Thus, we have to make our children aware of certain injuries that can be prevented with a little more caution.
Road accidents are one of the main causes of fatalities and injuries across the globe. Many countries have successfully reduced road traffic deaths by prioritising safety. To sensitize the children about the danger related to high speeding and other risk-taking practices, Road Safety Week is observed in the second week of January. Speak to your children about the importance of obeying traffic rules.
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