Stroller, Pushchair and Buggy Safety Tips

Strollers and pushchairs come in all shapes and sizes from lightweight to full-size feature-packed strollers and jogging strollers, and at SafeKids we’re pretty sure that almost every parent has one (or maybe 5) of them. Around 1,000 children in the UK are taken to hospital each year with injuries caused …

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Which Search Engines are Safe for Kids?

There are a number of search engines which offer child-friendly content only. They achieve this by filtering out inappropriate content which you, as a parent, would find offensive for your child. In general, this is achieved by using human beings to filter out the unsuitable sites. The filtered sites include …

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The Internet and Children: Advice for Parents

In this article we discuss steps which you can take to ensure that your child has a positive and enriching online experience. We have covered many of the areas that pose specific risks to children in our article The Internet and Children: The Risks. The simplest way to ensure your …

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The Internet and Children: The Risks

The Internet offers many positive educational and social benefits to young people, but unfortunately there are risks, too. As in any other area of life, children and young people are vulnerable and may expose themselves to danger, knowingly or unknowingly, when using the internet and other digital technologies. Indeed, some …

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The Internet and Children: Access and Usage

The Internet, for children and adults alike, is a hugely important communications medium. Children now use the internet to help with homework (in good ways and bad), to play games with people in other countries, to instant message their friends, use chatrooms and a whole host of other activities. Children …

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Microwave Oven Safety

Your baby is screaming for her bottle so you pop a bottle of milk in the microwave and 50 seconds later the bottle is delivered, the screaming stops and both you and baby are happy. It’s the same scenario when you’re packing the kids off to school and you’re running …

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Digital Baby Monitors: Are they Safe?

Children may be more vulnerable from exposure to any form of electro magnetic energy, such as that generated by mobile telephones and to a degree baby monitors. This is because of their developing nervous systems, so there is a greater absorption of energy in their tissue and also a longer …

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Choosing a Child or Baby Safety Gate

Safety gates are designed to prevent your child falling down the stairs and to stop them having access to selected areas of the home. In general, they range in size from widths of approximately 600mm to 10m and are around 1m in height. There are two main categories of gates …

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Safety Marks: What Do They Mean?

Your child is protected by safety laws that require that everything sold is reasonably safe. Manufacturers, importers and Trading Standards Officers together spend millions of pounds each year making sure new products are safe. Look for these signs that show goods are up to safety standards. British and European Standards …

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Preventing Electrical Accidents with Children

Electricity can be defined as a form of energy that flows through wires to provide heat and light, and power to machines and, while it is the backbone of many economies around the world, it is certainly a hazard around the home to babies, children and even adults. The main …

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