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  1. Halloween Safety Tips

    STAY SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN EVENING

  2. Stop Look Listen

    Look Listen is no longer enough to protect children – a terrifying one in ten parents know a child who has been knocked over by traffic, a statistic that is particularly stark when the average child crosses their first road by themselves aged 7.

  3. Kids Bicycle Helmets Buying Guide

    - to wear or not to wear, to make it compulsory or not. The arguments on both sides are complicated, but when it's boiled down, one thing is clear: helmets protect against at least some types of serious head injuries. So for a few quid more, look like a pro, and protect your noggin

  4. Bonfire Night Fun and Games

    Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is November 5…right around the corner!

  5. Stranger Danger

    Parents want to protect their children at all times, but they cannot be with them every minute of every day

  6. Stay close to Mum

    To prevent your children from getting lost, communication is key - talk to your children about the possibility and what to do if the situation does arise.

  7. Travelling with Children

    Keeping small children seated, quiet and entertained on a car or plane trip seems an impossible task for most parents

  8. Spending time planning your bonfire and fireworks ….

    ….. can prevent a fun evening from turning into a disaster … remember to brush up on your First Aid too.

  9. Drinkaware: research shows one in six children drink because they are bored.

    As a parent, the worst thing you can say about drinking is nothing at all.

  10. Drinkaware: What’s the law around alcohol and young people?

    Alcohol consumption in the UK is governed by strict laws

  11. Drinkaware: I think my teenager might already be experimenting with alcohol

    What tips can help them stay safe?

  12. Drinkaware: the age of your child's first drink is cruicial ....

    ...so it’s important to talk to them before they have their first experience with alcohol.

  13. How much independence do you give your kids?

    A poll of 1000 parents was asked what element of safety they most feared for their children

  14. Death on the roads

    Children are more at risk from 3pm onwards as they are walking home from school or being driven by distracted drivers.

  15. Why don’t children wear bicycle helmets?

    82% of children under 15 years don’t where cycle helmets. This reality is set against the fact that properly worn helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 85% and the risk of brain injury by almost 90%. So why don’t they wear them?

  16. Not all plants are safe for children ( or pets)

    They can look beautiful but some plants can cause discomfort and illness and some can be highly dangerous. You may want to consider which ones you plant in you garden.

  17. Childalert urge parents to check their child's car seat every trip

    The fitting of the car seat is very important. Not all seats fit all cars and you should take advice on which seat fits your car best. Even if you have to pay a little more, buy your seat from somewhere which offers good advice. Make sure you read and understand the instructions. Keep them safe. If in doubt phone the helpline. Take particular care if you want to use a travel system. Don't compromise on the car seat.

  18. The mobile culture is a blessing to any busy parent. But how good is it for your child?

    There is no doubting the benefits of the mobile phone. Ease of communication, the anywhere, anytime contact - with friends, relations, colleagues and in theory at least the efficiency brought to busy lives

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