What is November safety month? Every year in November, child health and welfare advocates organize resources and spend the month raising awareness about childhood safety. Most of the information shared during Child Safety Protection Month is directed toward infants, toddlers, and school age children.
How do you promote children’s safety?
- Use relevant terms.
- Help children recognize warning signs of suspicious behavior.
- Speak in a more specific sense.
- Teach a child to gain permission prior to approaching an adult they don’t know.
- Let a child know that you would NEVER get someone to pick them up that they do not know.
What safety month is October? October is Pedestrian Safety Month, the goal: to increase awareness around pedestrian safety and remind drivers to watch for pedestrians each and every time they are behind the wheel.
Why is it important to develop children’s awareness of safety? Recent research shows that when children take risks, they learn to test their boundaries, understand their physical capabilities and develop the ability to be somewhat self-sufficient. Safe risk-taking experiences also help your child learn more about themselves and develop emotional coping strategies for the future.