So much has changed over the past decade and some.
When I was little, my parents taught us the number of the emergency services, but over time the numbers changed. Then there was a time when the SAPS flying squad number wasn't functional and children were taught other numbers for emergency services.
I have subsequently forgotten those numbers and I have had to do some research into which numbers I should have in my ICE arsenal.
As a parent, do you know the various numbers to call in case of emergency?
There are different tools to assist us in this day and age - applications on our smartphones.
MySOS is an app designed to make our lives as parents a tad easier. It's there to help you "when you don't know who to call, when you don't know where you are and when you really need help".
Upon downloading the application, you set it up according to the guidelines offered. You also set up your emergency contacts.
When you set up your emergency contacts, you are able to send an alert to these contacts at the touch of a button (or a tap of a button). It will then notify your contacts of the nature of your emergency along with your location.
Creators of the application advise that users keep their location function on their smartphones activated, in order for the application to locate you ("Track me" function) and to locate the services closest to you ("Find near me"function).