Keeping Children Safe

The best defense for your child is calm, rational, well-informed, well-aware parenting. Know your children well and know their habits. Talk to them. Listen to their needs and fears.

Using new technology and gadgets can be a sensible, intelligent way of ensuring your children's security. Ideally, these should only be an extension of your own involvement with them. And never let irrational fear be your guide in making security choices.

Learn to have faith in your child's innate sense of right and wrong, and they, too, will have faith in themselves and their own instincts. It's a fine line, but one you have to find. The following are some simple rules and guidelines regarding your child's safety:

In the Home

By the Pool

If someone accidentally swallows poison

On the Street

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