When children are babies, it is fairly simple to keep them protected. They are too young at this stage to need to know certain things to be kept safe. Keeping them safe is the priority and responsibility of the parents. As they get older, the parents have a new responsibility. It is continuing to keep their children safe. However, now they must teach their children things to stay safe. When children go off to school, play at a friend’s house, or ride their bikes around the neighborhood, their parents won’t be with them continuously to tell them what to do and what not to do. This is why it is so vital that the parents teach them safety rules before the children are ready to venture out on their own.
Children need to know that roads are a place for cars. Sidewalks have been put in place to keep pedestrians out of the street and safe. Children should walk along the sidewalks. When it comes time to cross the street, they also need to learn to look both ways before crossing, and be on the lookout for cars the entire time they are crossing. Another big place that children can get hurt is when a car is backing out of a driveway. Children need to be aware of cars pulling out of their driveways, and they should not assume that the car can see them. Teach your children to stop when a car is coming.
Finally, when children are outside, they should remember not to talk to strangers. Whatever a person may do or say, they should scream and run away when approached by an unfamiliar face. By taking time to teach your kids a few simple lessons now, they can be kept safe while they are away from you.
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