Why is children’s safety important? Child safety is of upmost importance. So many childhood deaths, injuries, and accidents are preventable. Injury is the #1 killer of children and teens in the United States. In 2009, more than 9,000 youth age 0-19 died from unintentional injuries in the United States.
What is safety for a child? Here are some essential safety tips to keep your child safe from suffocation and strangulation: Keep stuffed toys, cushions and piles of clothing out of cots and prams. Wrap blind cords in cleats attached to the wall at least 1.6 m above the floor. Tie knots in plastic bags, and keep them away from children.
Why is it important for a child to feel safe and secure? When a child feels safe, that child is able to take the risks necessary to be in relationships, to explore, and to try new things. Simply put, feeling safe makes learning possible. Research has shown that children, who feel insecure, play and explore less, and have more difficulty with peer relationships.
What are 4 things necessary to keep a child safe?
- give permission to say “No” and tell.
- help children identify trusted adults.
- set body boundaries.
- teach children to check with others first.
- teach children telephone skills.