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Safekids provides practical tips, advice and guidance on child safety issues. Whether you're a parent wanting to provide the best care and support for your child, or someone who works professionally with children, you'll find the child safety help you need here.

How Useful are Children’s Search Engines?

For homework and home entertainment, recipes and reviews, music and messages, children seem to use the Internet more every day. Unfortunately, the are many pages that are Inappropriate For A Younger Audience, such as those with a sexual content, pornographic pictures and videos, gratuitous violence, and interactive gambling. One way …

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Child Protection Devices

In our high-tech times it seems as though technology is available to do almost anything, including keep children safe when you can not be with them. Though debate still rages about whether so called child-tracking or child-monitoring devices are a good thing or too invasive, some research suggests that up …

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Help Find Missing Children

Whether you’ve been personally involved in a missing child case or have simply watched a horrible drama unfold on the news, it is likely that you have felt helpless and frustrated that there isn’t more you could do to help. While it would be unrealistic to think that you could …

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How to Report a Missing Child Sighting

Every year over 77,000 children go missing in the UK and unfortunately many of these little ones are not brought home immediately, or sometimes at all. Even though government organisations, charities and the police may all know when an individual child goes missing, their representatives cannot be everywhere and see …

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Child Abduction Within the Family

Though no parent likes to think it, there are some children who are abducted by their own family members. These children are usually abducted by one of their parents after a separation or divorce, and there has been a rise in the number of family abductions that result in the …

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Reporting Missing Children

Perhaps you are a parent or a sibling looking after a younger child, or a local teenager babysitting some neighbourhood kids. Perhaps you let the child play outside, or asked him/her to wait near the front door, or left him/her sitting happily in front of the television. Perhaps you were …

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Child Rescue Alert

The Child Rescue Alert initiative was launched in 2006 by the UK Police National Missing Persons Bureau. The Alert system works by posting immediate newsflashes – sometimes breaking into television or radio programmes if need be – to notify the public that a young person has been abducted and is …

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Games Console – How Much Time is Safe?

There has been a great debate recently about how much time is safe for children to spend at game consoles and playing video games. However, like many other aspects of child rearing, there is no hard and fast rule that works for every family. Your child will experience the many …

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When to Separate the Sexes?

When children are young it’s often more convenient to do things in batches, including bathing them together, dressing them together, feeding them together and putting them to sleep in the same room. While all of this togetherness is great for building strong sibling bonds, there will come a time when …

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Common Behaviour Problems in Children

Children’s behaviour is naturally varied. All children can be on their best behaviour, and all children can be on their worst behaviour at different times. Most parents expect the Terrible Twos but when an older child’s behaviour is lacking, it can be hard to determine if they are is misbehaving …

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