Western Leader : January 17th 2012
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Tips to keep kids safe in the holidays The registered charitable trust Child Matters, an organisation specialising in child abuse prevention in New Zealand, is reminding parents and caregivers that at this time of year we must be extra vigilant and mind- ful of potential risks to children. Over holiday periods we often do activities that we don't normally do during the year, exposing our children to different situations that may have the potential to put them at risk. Child Matters' aca- demic services manager Amanda Meynell says, Christmas, New Year and the summer holidays can be very social times, and children are often present. Think about how you'll ensure they are kept safe over the holiday season. It doesn't mean wrap- ping your kids in cotton wool. It is simply about thinking ahead and putting safety plans in place for both yourself and your children.'' Amanda has put together eight simple tips to help ensure that your children have a positive and safe holiday season: 1. In social situations (like barbecues or par- ties), make sure you have at least one non- drinking person who will supervise your children. 2. Arrange a babysit- ter prior to the event. 3. If your child is having a sleep over at a friends home, ask your- self how well you know this family. Have you actually met them? Make sure your child knows that if they feel worried or unsafe they can ring you and you will come and get them. 4. Before children go to any activities, like the movies or swimming , make a point of discussing personal safety skills with them. Make a firm plan and make sure they are clear about who will pick them up, where and when. Determine what is their safety plan if they are worried about some- thing. 5. If you are camping in any public camping ground you need to make sure you know where your children are at all times, particularly re- garding toileting, show- ering, sleeping and social activities. 6. Set up some rules so you know where your children are. Establish how regularly are they required to check in' with you. 7. Take time to fully understand any elec- tronic game your child might have received at Christmas, as some games may look innocent and harmless but are actually violent and inappropriate for chil- dren. When hiring DVDs check the age restriction. If older children are babysitting (remember the legal age is 14 years) what are the rules about any DVDs they may watch while undertaking their babysitting duties? 8. Monitor daily what your children have accessed on the internet. Visit the website www.childmatters.org.nz for more information about child abuse prevention and detection.
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