Keep your children safe these holidays

2019-03-27 06:01

AS school holidays approach, make sure your kids are safe while having fun. “Many parents work through the school holidays so kids are looked after by a family member or domestic worked or simply stay at home by themselves. Whatever your situation is, kids can have a great holiday while staying safe by following some simple advice from mom and dad,” says Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing & Communications Manager Fidelity ADT.

She offers these pointers:

• Keep doors locked and don’t let anybody in through the gate without checking with their parents.

• If there is an alarm system teach them how to activate and de-activate it and how and when to use panic buttons and show them where the list of emergency contacts is and explain when and how to use it.

“If you’ve arranged an outing for your kids make sure that they are prepared and understand what they are and aren’t allowed to do. If they are heading to malls, they need to look after their belongings and for each other. They also need to be clear on the transport arrangements and never go anywhere with a stranger. Tell them to find a security guard in the mall if they are scared or unsure. Let’s make this a fun, incident-free holiday time,” concludes Hattingh. — Supplied.


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