Video: Cycle Helmet Safety

Video Transcript My name is Louise Shannon and I’m from Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety team, and today I’m going to be talking about cycle helmets for SafeKids.co.uk. The first thing about your cycle helmet is you need to get one from a reputable source so you can try it …

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Video: Bicycle Safety Check

Video Transcript Hi, I’m Lisa Scott and I’m Halton Council’s Road Safety Officer, and I’m here today with Safe Kids.co.uk to do a simple bike check. There are four main points when doing a bike check to make sure that it’s legal. First of all a bike must have two …

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Video: Fitting a Forward-Facing Car Seat

  Video Transcripts Hi, I’m Lisa Scott, the Road Safety Officer for Halton Council. I’m here today to show you how to fit a forward-facing car seat. This is a stage one seat. If you position the seat onto the car seat, with this particular model the actual frame stays …

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Video: Common Problems with Child Car Seats

Video Transcript Hi there, I’m Lisa Scott and I’m the Road Safety Officer for Halton Borough Council, and I’m here today on behalf of SafeKids.co.uk to talk about the problems with car seats, positions of car seats and various problems associated with car seats and child travelling in cars. Research …

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Video: Child Car Seat Safety

Video Transcript Hi there, I’m Lisa Scott and Halton Council’s Road Safety Officer. I’m here on behalf of SafeKids.co.uk to talk about child seat safety. The law with regards to children travelling in cars is very simple. Basically if there is a seat belt available the child must be wearing …

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Tracking Your Children Online

These days kids think being online is a right, not a privilege. It’s how they play games, download music, and communicate with their friends. But however sophisticated your children think they are, they’re still young and naïve compared to a lot of the predators out there. Almost one-third of girls …

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PCBs and Vaccine Dangers

We do everything possible to safeguard our children from danger and disease. That’s why immunisations are so important. The routine jabs of childhood are meant to stop children falling prey to illnesses that could be debilitating or even life-threatening. So we make sure they receive the vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus …

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Health and Safety Regulations For Kids

We’ve seen the stories on television and in the newspapers about children banned from playing conkers unless they wear goggles or flying paper aeroplanes because they’ve been deemed too dangerous by the people at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). We’ve laughed at them, and consider it a nanny state …

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The Transition from Primary to Secondary School.

A child’s transition from primary school to secondary school might very well affect the entire family. This is an exhilarating yet also frightening and frustrating time for a typical child, so parents should recognise that their child may need extra support during this transition. Taking a child to visit the …

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What to do if your Child is Playing Truant

A child may play truant for a variety of reasons, but parents must remember that there is never a good reason for their child to miss out on their education. Skipping school means that a child will fall behind in class, risk their own safety by being somewhere unsupervised, neglect …

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