Is Your Child Safe at Friends’ Homes?

When Carolyn Miller was in primary school, her best friend Suzie lived about a 15-minute walk away. Often, the two girls would visit each other’s home after school to watch telly, play with their dogs and indulge in make-believe games involving dress-up clothes and a lot of make-up. One day, …

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Children’s Snow and Ice Safety

The snowy winter months may be lots of fun for children, but when they’re out and about in the snow and ice, there are serious safety issues to consider. Here are some practical ways in which you can help keep your children safe in the ice and snow. Safe Play …

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How to Protect Your Kids’ Privacy on Facebook

Social networking has become hugely popular in recent years and the chances are your kids will be clamouring to be allowed to get onto Facebook as soon as possible. While it can be a nice way to keep in touch with friends and family, it does have a darker side, …

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Cyber Bullying: The Facts and How to Prevent it

Improvements in technology have brought many changes, but while most of them are positive, the advent of cyber bullying is less favourable. But what exactly is it and how can you prevent cyber bullying from happening to your child? What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is the term that’s used …

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Is it Ever Safe for Baby to Sleep With You?

When it comes to baby sleeping issues, the primary advice given to parents is to put their baby to sleep in a cot. But is it ever safe for your baby to sleep with you? Cots are safe places for babies to sleep, especially if they are laid down in …

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Are Chinese Lanterns Safe?

Chinese lanterns, or flying sky lanterns as they’re also known, are increasingly growing in popularity in the UK. Used at celebrations, they’re an alternative to fireworks and light up the night sky. But although the lanterns look pretty when released into the sky, are they safe for children to use …

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Skating and Ice Skating Safety

Skating and ice skating are both popular leisure activities for children, but both do come with risk factors. Learn how you can help your child remain safe while still letting them enjoy taking part in skating or ice skating. Skating Safety Many children enjoy roller skating or in line skating, …

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Jet Ski Safety

Jet skis are a popular form of water sport and are often available as an activity on holiday. But as much fun as they can be for families to have a go on, jet skis can also be a dangerous, especially for children and teenagers. If you’re going to use …

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Road Safety for Kids

Keeping children safe from the dangers of traffic on the roads continues to be a major issue for parents. Although there are many good drivers out there, there are also plenty of erratic ones and accidents involving children and the roads can happen worryingly quickly. As a parent, you can …

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Beach Safety Tips

Going to the beach with family or friends, or holidaying near a beach, can be a lovely experience for children. But amid all the fun and enjoyment, it’s important to think about safety issues too, as by their very nature beaches can be dangerous places for children. Here are some …

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