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Personal Safety

Prevention is a parent’s key role in the personal safety of their child.
  • Continue to update child-proofing in your home. School-aged children may no longer be at risk for drinking toilet bowl cleaner but they may be tempted to do chemical experiments in the bathroom.
  • Make safety precautions family rules. Everyone wears helmets while bike riding, rollerblading, and skateboarding. Everyone buckles his or her seatbelt for every car trip. Everyone wears sunscreen. Everyone wears a lifejacket out on the boat.
  • Keep a close eye on children. Though they are more self-reliant and independent, school-aged children still need supervision.
  • Provide your child with lessons and training (swimming lessons, first aid basics, outdoor education) to make sports and play safer.