10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer (via Code Name Insight)

This is a fantastic article and something that EVERYONE with kids need to pay attention to.  Although, I do have to say most of this is common sense, but then again, look who’s in government right now and we can all see how common sense has gone out the window in today’s day and age.

I’ll give you the highlight of each, but I urge you to head on over to CodeNameInsight and check out the full posting:

  1. Never leave your child unattended in the car.
  2. Always watch your kids around water.
  3. Children and teens (and adults too!) should be riding inside the truck, not in the bed.
  4. Speaking of cars, everyone who rides in a car should be belted in and/or belted into an appropriate child safety seat.
  5. Kids, teens, and even adults should always cross at crosswalks/traffic lights if at all possible.
  6. Know your environment, and the corollary, know whichever environment you may happen to be in.
  7. Knowing how to prevent heatstroke is a good thing.
  8. Create a kid-safe environment.
  9. Keep children and teens as busy as possible.
  10. Whether you are setting the rules for your teens or setting the rules for yourself, there is never a reason to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It’s that time of year again…the time when child deaths start making the news nearly every single evening. The sad part is that most of these deaths, while technically “accidents”, were totally preventable. Here’s some things to keep in mind:

  1. Never leave your child unattended in the car. Sadly on the news this evening, a child was “forgotten” in the back seat of the car and a few hours later when someone finally remembered the child, it was too late. It can take only minutes–not hours–for a child to die in a car even when temperatures are in the low 70s.
  2. Always watch your kids around water. People remember this around swimming pools, but open water (rivers, lakes, ponds, the ocean) presents even more hazards than the family pool (colder water, faster moving water, the possibility of rip tides, etc). Teens especially seem to be at much higher risk from drowning in open water, so they should always swim with someone who will pay attention to their safety (not a bunch of other teens who are only concerned with themselves).

~ by Normanomicon on June 22, 2011.

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