Child Protection Devices

Child protection and child safety are a consistent issue in modern society. High profile abduction cases, newsworthy accidents involving toppling televisions, falls from windows and fires seem to indicate that child safety is increasingly threatened, whether or not this is truly the case.

One thing that is certain is that there is an increasing awareness of child protection and that there are new child protection devices, alarms and other gadgets on the market every day. Some of these are worthwhile, and others are not.

Your Security Guide takes a look at some of these products and some of the measures parents and caregivers should be taking, including but not limited to consumer products. We discuss child transmitters, in home safety products and some general tips for keeping children safe.

Parental awareness can fall into three simple categories. These follow, with descriptions:

Ideally, you want to find yourself in the second category. As you consider child safety products, consider the reasonable chances of your child falling victim to the accident protected against. Ask both yourself and your children questions like:

As a rule, it may be better to be over-protective of your children, but you need to be aware that this attitude can also have long-term negative effects.

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