With the school holidays well underway, the SAPS are urging parents to ensure their children's safety with the following tips: Make sure there is a trustworthy adult to supervise the children when you are not at home.
Never leave children alone and assume they are safe because the house is locked.
not allow them to wander off on their own.
Do not leave heaters on, even though the switch might be off.
A child might accidentally switch it on.
Do not leave candles or matches within reach of children.
Keep medication out of reach of children.
Make sure your phone is on and your child is able to reach you.
Never leave your children alone in a vehicle.
When out and about with your child at a mall, teach your children that if they ever become separated from you, they should look for mall security or the closest shop assistant for help.
With older children, establish the "check first" rule.
They must always check first with you before going anywhere in a public place, including another store or even
Agree on a "meeting place" ahead of time, in case you become separated.
Make sure that your child knows your cell phone number.
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