Friday 28th April 2017
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STAY SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN EVENING
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.
- 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
Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is November 5…right around the corner!
Parents want to protect their children at all times, but they cannot be with them every minute of every day
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.
Keeping small children seated, quiet and entertained on a car or plane trip seems an impossible task for most parents
….. can prevent a fun evening from turning into a disaster … remember to brush up on your First Aid too.
As a parent, the worst thing you can say about drinking is nothing at all.
Alcohol consumption in the UK is governed by strict laws
What tips can help them stay safe?
...so it’s important to talk to them before they have their
first experience with alcohol.
A poll of 1000 parents was asked what element of safety they most feared for their children
Children are more at risk from 3pm onwards as they are walking home from school or being driven by distracted drivers.
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?
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.
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.
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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