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Kids Safety

How to Disinfect Toys
Rebecca Desfosse, 9 Feb 2018

Toys get dirty and carry germs, it's a fact.   Babies and young kids put their toys in their mouths all the time and can often pick up germs and illnesses from dirty items, especially during cold and flu season.   Reduce your child's chance of getting sick by...

Street children: Five warning signs of a child’s desperate cry for help before hitting the streets
Released by Reputation Matters, 12 Apr 2016

According to Missing Children South Africa, one South African child goes missing every five hours.* The missing child could either be trafficked or will find solace in the streets of South Africa. This International Day for Street Children, commemorated on Tuesday, 14 April 2016, the...

Some tips to keep in mind while on the beach
Netcare, 10 Dec 2015

Between 2011 and November 2015, children accounted for 63% of all near-drowning cases admitted to Netcare hospitals countrywide. The statistics furthermore revealed that men are most at risk of drowning, with 61% of patients attended to being male.   Netcare hospitals admitted a total of 613...

Domestic water safety for children still not a priority in many homes
PowerPlastics Pool Covers and TopStep, 13 Jan 2015

Despite child drownings occurring on a weekly basis in domestic pools across South Africa, parents need to be reminded to make drowning prevention a clear priority during the festive season, according to PowerPlastics Pool Covers, a leader in the pool safety industry. "A swimming pool is...

Teaching your child how to prevent dog bites
Caroline Kayne, 13 Oct 2014

This topic may seem dreadful to some parents; however according to certain studies that have been published, the majority of dog bites occur in children and it can be much more than an innocent little bite, with some children needing hospitalization or even an operation...

Au Pair syndicates
SA Kids on the Go, 18 Mar 2013

Dear Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, May this brand New Year be the beginning of something special for all of you! “Happy New Year” This year I wow to spend less time and energy stressing about “things” and more time and energy on family, friends and colleagues...

Protecting your child against digital dangers
By Katie Reynolds, 25 Apr 2012

It’s the digital age, and children start using computers, cellphones and other digital devices from a young age. As a result, children literally have the internet at their fingertips. It is a rich resource for school projects and assignments, and it’s the simplest method of...

Child Traffaking
www.olf.org.za, 7 Jun 2010

The Year 2010 in South Africa has hugely been associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Along with the celebratory nature of this global event; it also poses high potential risks for women and children to be trafficked. Large event arenas (stadiums and...

Missing Children - information that could save your child's life
Missing Children SA , 2 Jun 2010

  When a child goes Missing: DO NOT WAIT 24 HOURS!!!   After completion of a SAP55: (Found at the police station)   a) Contact Missing Children SA on 072 647 7464   b) Email/Fax the information of the Child, details of the situation, the case number and police officer spoken to, as...

Buddy Bear - Child Safety Document
, 2 Jun 2010

Let us know if you would like this document and we will galdly e-mail it to you!  

SWIM SAFE
PowerPlastics Pool Covers, 19 Mar 2010

Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa. According to recent statistics released by private hospital group Netcare, nearly 72% of near-drownings occur around the home and only 1.22% at the beach. Three-year-old children seem particularly vulnerable and constitute...

Safety Aspects For Children And Outdoor Playtime
Rob Stone, 1 Mar 2010

Even though playtime to kids is the highlight of the day or afternoon after school, safety for kids in the playground or garden is still paramount to parents.  Being outdoors in the fresh air is very important as sitting indoors in front of a computer,...

What to Look For When Purchasing a Swing Set
Kevin McLaughlin , 10 Sep 2009

Having a backyard swing set is one of the joys of childhood. From simple chain link swings to elaborate play sets with jungle gyms, ropes and wave slides these entertaining play sets provide kids with hours of outdoor fun. But not all swing sets are...

CHILDSAFE
the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa, 22 Sep 2008

CHILDSAFE (the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa) together with its partners hosted the first ever annual Conference of the International Society for Violence and Injury Prevention in Cape Town, from the 31st August to the 3rd September 2008, at the University of Cape...

ACCIDENTS DON’T JUST HAPPEN
CHILDSAFE.org.za, 23 Jul 2008

ACCIDENTS DON’T JUST HAPPEN –   CHILDSAFE LAUNCHES  www.childsafe.org.za   “FOR those of us whose lives have not been touched by the tragedy of a child accident it is difficult to understand the turmoil associated with it. Yet, when this happens, entire families are caught up in the loss with...

Is your home a death trap?
Susan Erasmus, Health24, 5 Jun 2008

Death Trap Home Is your home a death trap? Every day people get hurt in their own homes or flats. Sometimes the accidents are even fatal. Sometimes there is nothing that could have been done to prevent this, but often small things that are easily overlooked...

TODDLER SWIMMING TIPS
YOUR BABY SHOW , 8 Aug 2007

TODDLER SWIMMING TIPS AT YOUR BABY SHOW – when is the best time to teach your little one to swim Swimming and swimming pool safety has been in the news a lot lately and with the warm weather fast approaching considering when is the best time...

After School Safety
Kenneth Myers, 4 Mar 2007

When parents send their children for after school programs, they take it for granted that the child is safe. But since the number of children participating in these activities has increased, it is necessary to look into safety issues. Children are vulnerable when they are outside...