Young children don’t often understand the concept of what is safe or unsafe. Their brain hasn’t yet developed enough to adequately assess risk; and this is why they get themselves into dangerous predicaments. Normal physical development, curiosity or boredom will expose young children to hazards in and around the home or school.
With knowledge and education, many injuries can be prevented. By making changes in our homes, buying safer products and providing effective adult supervision, we can reduce many of our children’s potential injuries, and ensure we keep our kids safe.
Our focus will be on the following topics in this category:
- Road and Pedestrian Safety
- Stranger Safety
- Slips, Trips and Falls, including child-proofing equipment
- Burns and Electrical Shock, including electrical safety devices (RCD, etc)
- Chemicals and Poisons
- Airway Obstruction
- Animal Safety
- Home Safety Rules
- Government Law, Policies and Standards
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- 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 […]
- Welcome to Rob Newman from ACRI - The team at The Safety Educator is honoured to welcome Rob Newman to our panel of experts. Rob is the founder and CEO of the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI). Australia’s largest trainer of professional child passenger safety technicians. ACRI (established in 2005), is a nationwide training and support network to a diverse range […]
- 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 […]
- Baby Walkers Injure and Kill Kids - Did you know that the sale, advertisement and import of baby walkers was banned in Canada in 2004? Or that the American Academy of Pediatrics called for the total ban and recall of baby walkers in 1995 and 2001 (although the recommendation was ignored)? Or how about the fact that the Medical Journal of Australia […]
- 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 […]
- Child Safety on the Internet - We have had quiet a few questions on safe internet use for children recently, so thought we should do some research and develop a fact-sheet on tips for ensuring your child is safe on the internet. The internet is an amazing resource for children and should not be banned due to the potential for unsafe […]
- Water Safety Basics at Home - Water safety skills and learning to swim are life saving skills, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death to children and can occur quickly and silently in the bathtub, swimming pool or even a laundry bucket. You can minimize the drowning hazards for toddlers and children in your home, here are our […]
- 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 […]