5 Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kid To Make Sure They Are Safe In School
By: Pinki Mon, 11 Sept 2017 5:23:49
Are you constantly worried about your kid’s safety? Well, you should be if you are in India. We have been seeing many cases of child safety gone wrong in frequent interval of time. Recently Pradyuman murder case raised the question of child safety in school.
If you are wondering just how to go about it, we have the answer for you. Keeping your kid safe at all times means constant adult supervision. It also means implementing a few important changes and rules that ensure your kid’s well-being. Read on to know how you can teach safety rules for children.
# Know Your Name, Number And Address
Your kid may be small but it is important to teach basic contact details like your and your partner’s name and contact number. Your kid should be able to share your contact number with someone in case of an emergency. Also, knowing where home is and any nearby landmark is also important. Help your kid memorize these with regular practice at home. Also, help your kid memorize a backup number to call, like a grandparent, uncle or aunt.
# Do Not Climb The Fence
Your kid may be playing ball and suddenly it bounces off to a space inside a fence. Teach your kid never to try and retrieve something by climbing through a fence. If something like this happens, your kid should ask the help of a grown up, but never go near a fence.
# Do Not Walk Alone
Similar to the point above, your kid should know that it is not permissible to walk out of your yard alone. If your kid needs to go out for anything, you or some known adult should be accompanying your kid at all times.
# Never Go Anywhere With A Stranger
Your kid should know that no matter what the reasoning, it is not safe to go anywhere with a stranger. Tell your kid that if a stranger tells them something like ‘Your mom asked you to come with me immediately,’ they should stay where they are and shout out for help. Ensure that if there is an emergency, you will always send a family member, like grandparent or aunt, to be with your kid and not a stranger.
# No One Is Allowed To Touch Your Kid’s Body
This is a very important safety rule for kids and you should teach about it as soon as your kid can understand the basics. Teach about good touch and bad touch. Tell your kid that no one is allowed to touch your kid except mommy, and sometimes papa, if needed. If anyone else has touched your kid, your kid should immediately shout for help and alert people around.