“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” World Health Organisation, June 1946
Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our family and friends. Often we don’t realise how precious it is until the quality of our health has diminished.
We at The Safety Educator are passionate about accident prevention – prevention is always more favourable than rehabilitation. Accident and injuries not only affect the person who is hurt, they impact the entire family.
Our focus will be on the following topics in family health:
- Baby Health (0-2)
- Children’s Health (2-18)
- Psychological Health
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Adult Nutrition
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See below for the most recent articles.
- 8 Reasons NOT To Call Your Child’s Genitals ‘Pet’ Names - I implore parents and care-givers to use the correct anatomical terms for a child’s genitals. Mini, cupcake, fireman’s hose, buddy, doughnut, muffin, doodle, wee, butterly, flower, pee-pee, fanny, doo-dad, thingy, peanut, winky, penny-loo, tuppence, doodle, dick, rah, winky-dink, hooha, pooter, sausage, cookie, girls bits, mickey, twah-lah, front bottom, willy… As an advocate for Body Safety […]
- Childhood Concussion Can Have Long Term Health Impacts - Participating in team and individual sport programs can help children develop their fine and gross motor skills as well as improve their social skills and confidence. Sport is a great way to make friends, learn to wait and take turns as well as build resilience. As care givers we need to be aware of possible […]
- Is Antibacterial Soap Better than Regular Soap? - Many soap companies advertise that their anti-bacterial soaps will kill 99.99% of bacteria; however, how true is this? Is antibacterial soap better than regular soap? What soap is better for everyday family use? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doubted anti-bacterial soap manufacturers claims, so in 2013 they asked them to back their claims […]
- Kuala Lumpur PM2.5 Air Quality Index - As parents working at The Safety Educator we have been shocked and heart broken over the devastating man made fires ravaging Indonesia over the last six weeks. Not only are the fires destroying pristine rain forest for palm oil plantations they are causing air pollution (also called haze, smog, etc) in the ASEAN region (October […]
- 20 Tips for Living with Air Pollution - Air pollution from the annual agricultural fires in Indonesia has been affecting the health of hundred’s of thousands of people across the ASEAN region since September. The fires are now raging out of control and have been exacerbated by the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon as a prolonged dry season in Indonesia has […]
- Living with Air Pollution Infographic - We have had a few questions recently about Air Pollution and Haze, and what you can do when it gets really bad. In response to this we decided to do a little research and find out the best evidence-based information we could find. We decided to develop a simplified infographic (our first!) on Living with […]
- Coroner Recommends Mandatory Swimming Lessons in Primary Schools - Australian Coroner Caitlin English released findings this week recommending the Victorian state government implement mandatory swimming lessons in primary schools after the drowning death of a nine year old Bailey Patman on January 19, 2012. Bailey Patman was found lying face down in the water at Seaford Beach after splashing about in the […]
- Elmo and the surgeon general talk vaccinations - Science tells us that vaccines protect children from life-threatening illnesses. Every health organisation and government recommends vaccination based on evidence based, peer reviewed studies involving over 500,000 children, but one fatally flawed study involving only 12 children and no scientific basis (the data was falsified) has led the way to an anti-vaccine movement which is […]
- What Health and Safety Information Can You Trust on the Internet? - As parents we are always bombarded by things we should and should not do with our children and family. Whether from friends, family, strangers, and more recently the internet. The internet in particular is a tricky one as anyone can start a site and make statements that may or may not be factual in nature, […]
- Toy Safety for Kids - Children learn through play and toys have an important role in a child’s learning and development. As it is impossible to watch your child every second of the day, there are some quick and easy things you can do to ensure their toys are safe: Read the labeling on new toys. ‘Not suitable for children […]