ARTICLES RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY

Parent’s guide: Whatsapp increases the minimum age to use the app from 13 to 16, and we look at what SA parents need to know

2019-05-07 07:22

Will WhatsApp's new minimum age limit affect SA teens? And how can parents ensure their kids stay safe while using the messaging service?

Almost 4000 pit latrines in SA's schools, zero target set 'within the next 3 years'

2019-03-11 13:19

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said she is confident that her department will eradicate the remaining 3 898 pit latrines in the country's schools 'within the next three years'.

Just don't post videos of your kids on YouTube. Here's why

2019-03-01 11:46

Sickos have been trading contact information, providing links to child porn, sharing videos in secret and time-stamping videos where they find a child in a compromising position. And honestly, YouTube isn't acting fast enough.

KZN social development left red-faced after High Court rules in favour of children's home

2019-02-26 16:09

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development has been left red-faced after a High Court ruling forced it to return nearly 200 children to a child youth care centre which has homes in three towns in the province.

Spiders and spider bites in South Africa: What parents need to know

2019-02-05 14:31

Do you know how to spot a potentially dangerous spider? Learn about South Africa's venomous spiders and what to do when your child gets bitten.

'The schools are out!' - Strap in your kids this festive season

2018-12-11 15:00

'Sadly, there are going to be fatalities on our roads this festive season, many of which will include children simply because they were not strapped in," says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).

Concert etiquette, tips and safety for parents and kids

2018-11-23 14:36

How to be a good music concert-goer and make the most of your family's experiences this festive season.

PSA: Keep your unsolicited baby safety advice – we don't need to be worried about covering plug points at 33 weeks pregnant

2018-11-16 12:09

When is the right time to start babyproofing your home? Because people will bombard you with baby safety advice when baby is still in the womb! This mom's post went viral after she explained she felt way too much pressure to start early. We're here to tell you, you absolutely don't (at least for the first few months).

These are the new safety standards for private swimming pools – and a fence is no longer good enough

2018-07-24 15:33

New standards for private swimming pools say a safety net or cover must be installed to prevent kids from drowning, on top of a child-proof fence around the pool area. And DIY installation is not good enough.

Shittens and 6 other baby gadgets that look and sound ridiculous but are actually really useful

2018-06-25 11:50

Wet wipes shaped like mittens, a spill-proof feeding bowl and magnet locks for baby-proofing your home... Here are a few (not really essential) but super cool inventions that'll make life a lot easier for parents.

 

Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been recalled after over 30 infant deaths

2019-04-17 13:00

With more than 30 infant deaths reported after babies were thought to have rolled from their back to their stomach and side while unrestrained, Fisher-Price has recalled all 4.7 million units of their popular Rock 'n Play Sleeper.

About time: YouTube is now disabling all comments on videos featuring children

2019-03-05 16:24

After the recent scandal involving supposedly child-friendly videos, YouTube has released an official statement regarding new safety measures.

The Film & Publications Board urges us to know what our kids are doing online

2019-02-28 11:27

Parents, know what your children are doing online. This is the message sent by the Film and Publications Board.

Moms and dads, the YouTube videos your kids are watching may be interrupted by suicide tips

2019-02-26 13:35

There's something sick and sadistic going on on both YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. And we're very worried about the eerie content our kids may stumble across innocently.

All teachers should be required to have a police clearance certificate to register - DA

2019-01-15 20:53

The DA says it welcomes the decision by the SACE to make it a requirement for teachers applying for registration to produce a valid police clearance certificate, and called for current teachers to also be subjected to a similar process.

Your role in child safety

2018-12-09 10:00

Whether or not you're a parent, the future of our country depends on our children and so the onus is upon every responsible citizen to help make South Africa a safe nation for them, writes Eric Motau.

Daycare teachers forced this mom's son to fight while in their care

2018-11-20 14:12

In 2016, two daycare workers were dismissed after organising a 'fight club' among children as young as 3, but were not formally charged. Two years on, a mom is still fighting to have them prosecuted.

WATCH: The most feared crimes in SA are preventing our children from playing outside

2018-10-24 09:05

Stats SA's Victims of Crime Survey reveals that household crime has gone up 5% from the previous year, while South Africans admitted it's prevented them from carrying out everyday activities, including letting their children play outside.

Preschooler left with second-degree burns after playing on scalding hot slide

2018-07-06 15:54

Mom urges municipalities to cover play parks with shading nets after her daughter's skin got burned on a plastic slide. [Warning: picture could upset sensitive viewers.]

INFOGRAPHIC: 70% of babies dying on the road could've been saved by seatbelts

2018-06-08 11:27

Child car restraints are vital to ensuring your child's safety on the road. Not convinced yet? This is why you should invest in one.

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