Welcome to 2020
Welcome to 2020 and to our January edition of our Kidsafe SA Prevention Matters Newsletter. Kidsafe SA has a busy 2020 planned including continuing to provide our BurnSafe program; providing a range of home, road and play training courses; attending the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s expo; child car restraint fitting; fundraising events including the City-Bay 2020 and much more. To keep up to date make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Back to school pedestrian safety
Term 1 is just around the corner but have you considered how your children will be getting to school? If your child walks or rides to school take the time to educate your children about roads and pedestrian safety:
- Teach children to “stop, look, listen, think” before crossing the road
- Teach children to use pedestrian crossings
- Ensure children wear helmets and other protective gear e.g. knee pads when riding bikes, scooters or other wheeled devices
- Hold young children’s hands when near traffic, especially when crossing the road
When is your child ready to walk to school alone?
There is no hard and fast rule about when children are ready to walk to school on their own however, some important thing to consider are:
- The child’s individual physical, emotional and cognitive development
- The distance to school
- The difficultly of the route
As a parent or caregiver, it is important to remember that children do not have the same level of experience, knowledge or cognitive development as adults around roads, this places children at a greater risk of injury.
Have you checked your pool fence?
Our friends at Safetech Hardware Australia have established a handy pool maintenance reminder which allows you to register to receive reminders and useful resources to help you complete a home pool self assessment.
2020 Volunteer Days.
Kidsafe SA is looking for volunteers to help pack resource bags for our BurnSafe program. BurnSafe is a free program delivered to schools and early childhood centres. Our next next volunteer day is Friday 7th of February.
Kidsafe SA Training Courses.
Did you know Kidsafe SA offers a number of training courses throughout the year? Including Infant Safety Training and Nationally accredited training Type 1 Child Restraint Fitters Course & Playground training.