As a momma keeping your family safe is always at the very top of your priorities list. Whether it’s watching them as they cross the street or making sure that they are protected online. That is why I have put together this quick guide to child and family safety. Read on to find out more.
Obviously, our kids are growing up in an environment that is much different to the one that we did. This is primarily because of the internet, which provides entertainment, information and social connections.
Unfortunately, the internet also contains things that you would rather your kids don’t see and people that you don’t want them to connect with for their own safety. That is why being Internet safety savvy is essential to keep your family protected.
To do this first, ensure that you have child settings activated on any accounts or devices that you kids are using. Also, set Google safe search which stops any explicit content being pulled through the searches they run.
Lastly, also keep an eye on who they are friending and messaging online and the content of those messages. Yes, the kids will probably moan at this, but until they are of an age where they can fully look after themselves, it’s always better safe than sorry.
Another safety issue that you may be concerned with is the security and friendliness of the neighborhood that you live in. Living in an area that has a high break-in, violence, or gun crime rate can be very worrying for parents with young children.
But what can you do if you find yourself in this situation? Well, firstly you can protect you home with security system, and alarms that will alert you in anyone does break in. It can also help to have an emergency procedure rehearsed with the kids, so they know exactly what to do if there ever is an incident.
It can also help to always pick them up and drop them off when they are going anywhere, and avoid letting them walk the neighborhood on their own.
Lastly, many parents find conditions like these so worrying that they choose to move out of the area and into a safer neighborhood for their families’ protection.
Of course, if you do decide to take this step remember to budget not only for your new property but also for all the other costs that are associated with moving. Including removal services like myBekins, furniture for the new place, and any decorating costs. Also, don’t forget that you may need to pay to get the old place professionally cleaned before you go as well.
Lastly, when looking to keep your family safe don’t forget that you need to ensure that they play safely too. This includes making the area that they are playing in as safe as possible. Perhaps by adding corner bumpers to things they may run into, or moving heavy objects from unstable shelves.
Also, ensure that they toys they are playing with are not broken. As well as for the right age range for your kids to prevent any mishaps.