Halloween can be a scary time for parents who worry about the evils that can befall their trick-or-treating kids. Is Halloween really a dangerous holiday for youngsters? Take a look at what the experts and statistics say and what you should do.
Teaching kids about stranger danger should start with a definition of who a stranger is. Kids meet people they don’t know all the time. Most are safe adults, but some are abusers whom your children should avoid. Here’s how to teach your kids the difference between kind adults and the ones that mean them harm.
Mom and Dad can’t always protect children from all dangers. But they can download a slew of new cellphone apps that help keep kids safe and alert parents when a situation turns dangerous. Safety apps run the gamut from identifying sexual predators in your neighborhood to sending alerts to family and friends when a child disappears. Here’s a look at how technology is keeping an eye on your children when you can’t.
Parents of teenagers know that the days of telling them what to do are basically over. That can be scary and frustrating when your goal, still, is to keep them safe and sound. Experts say that conversation, rather than fiat, is the best way to explore the choices teens should make when they stay home alone. Here are some topics to discuss and attitudes to adjust when talking to your teenagers about home safety.
Preteens, kids just under 13, are curious, especially about grownup things like lighting matches and cooking food. But preteens still are young and need to be protected against household dangers that could cause injury or worse. Here are some of the no-nos that preteens should learn, especially if they routinely stay home alone after school.
They may seem like "big kids" now, but your school-aged children can still get into a world of trouble in your home. Potential injuries lurk around every corner – even corners are dangerous if you kid slips on an unsecured rug. Your job is to teach kids how to stay safe when you're there to supervise them and when you're not. Here are top 10 lessons you should teach children about how to avoid accidents and injuries at home.
All parents know toddlers cannot be trusted, especially around a house filled with so many wonderful and shining things, climbing places and dangers. We know you can’t keep your toddler in a bubble. But you can toddler proof your house to help prevent the thousands of unintentional injuries that harm and kill children every year. Here are ways to protect your toddler from the dangers that lurk around every house.