Everyone wants to keep their kids safe. As kids grow, you can’t stay with them all the time. Children need their freedom so that they can learn and grow. At White Canvas Preschool, safety and security of children is of utmost importance. It is our constant endeavor to acquaint them with safety measures at home, school, and playground.
Here are a few basic safety rules that kids need to know at an early age.
1. Remember your Address and Phone Number:
Children should be made to memorize their home address and parent’s phone number at an early age. They are wanderers and get easily distracted, as a result, they tend to stroll off. In such situations, they can share that information with somebody, who would guide them back to safe niche.
2:Don’t Walk Off on Your Own:
Normally children stick to their parents, but their innocence and inquisitiveness drives them to explore things and places. At an early age, children should be made to understand through talking and showing visuals to mark their boundaries. As they get older, this rule may change to, “Don’t go anywhere without telling me”. If a child needs to go somewhere, they should be accompanied by an adult.
3. Don’t share any information with strangers:
This is a basic rule that all kids should know. Don’t talk to strangers, don’t get in a stranger’s car, and don’t accept any gifts from strangers.
4. If You Get Lost, Stay Where You Are:
Children should be guided, that in the case at some moment they get separated from their parent and get lost in the crowd, the best thing to do is, to stay where they are. That will make it easier for the parents to trace back the track and find the child. If a kid gets lost in a store, they can approach the store staff for help.
5:No Playing with Fire:
Kids are curious in nature, however, it is important that they learn that playing with fire is dangerous. Parents should ensure that articles like matchboxes, lighters, and flammable materials, should be out of their reach and they are prohibited to use kitchen gas and burner.
6. No One is allowed to Touch You:
The moment the child starts responding to instructions, the parents should educate him/her about good touch and bad touch. Except for parents and very close family, everyone is prohibited to touch them at restricted areas of the body. Role-plays and informative videos, help in educating the children. Children should immediately inform their parents, the moment they feel uncomfortable about someone’s touching them inappropriately.
7:Know the emergency helpline number:
India’s all-in-one emergency helpline number is ‘112’. Children should be made aware of this number and also trained to dial the helpline number in an emergency situation. However, they should also be taught that 112 is only to be used during emergencies and not at any other time.
Don’t Put Any Personal Information Online:
Nowadays kids start using phones and internet at a very early age. Parental guidance and supervision are advised when they go online. Older kids should be taught not to share any personal information online and never approve to meet anyone in person that they know online.
10. Trust Your Instincts:
If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. They should be taught that it’s OK to say no if they don’t feel comfortable about something.
White Canvas Preschool is committed to teaching safety rules to our tiny tots. We regularly show informative videos, do role plays and educate children about staying safe. Parents too can start teaching kids the basic safety rules from as early as three years of age. Inspire open communication and goodness. It is important that a child knows they can always talk to their parents, if anything at all, is upsetting them.