Our children are our future, and we have the awesome responsibility of being their guardians. Parenting is also a lot of fun, if we allow it to be. Often we feel powerless to change behaviour that we see as “bad”, or we feel frustrated at children who won’t “do what they’re told”. Continue reading “Better parenting”
Good parents – those who provide a caring and loving environment for their children – have nothing to fear from the law change designed to keep kids safe. Continue reading “Aiming to keep kids safe”
New Zealanders have been horrified in recent years by several widely publicised accounts of children dying in gruesome circumstances that almost defy imagining. But the death of a four-year-old in 1999 was a catalyst for action… Continue reading “Keeping our children safe”
We all have a part to play in our community. Here are some ways you can help make safer communities in New Zealand and people who can help you.
Helping to keep our children safe KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) is a positive personal safety programme aimed at giving children and young people the skills to cope with situations that might entail abuse. It will help them keep children safe when they meet other people. KOS was developed in response to an increased awareness and concern among teachers and Police for young people to be protected from abuse.
About 13,000 children aged under 5 are hospitalised each year because of accidental injuries and poisonings. If you keep your children safe many of these accidents and injuries are avoidable.
More children die and are injured in traffic crashes than any other form of accident. On average, a child is injured every day on New Zealand roads, and one dies on average every 18 days. Continue reading “Road safety”
Your home can have many hidden dangers – check this list to make your home safe for your family and friends. Read our Household Safety list now.
One of the main reasons little children are admitted to the hospital is poisoning. Many children are poisoned at home by substances that parents thought were safely stored. Continue reading “Poisons”
Household safety can save lives. By following these safety tips around your home you can keep your family and friends safe in your home.