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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.

When is it Safe for Children to Have Ears Pierced?

It can be a bit of a contentious issue, and many children are keen to have their ears pierced as soon as their parents allow it. But there are safety issues surrounding earrings for children, so when is it safe for parents to really think about letting their children have …

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Christmas Trees and Lights: Safety Issues

It’s tradition to have a decorated tree with sparkly fairy lights in your house at Christmas and can help produce a magical atmosphere in the home. But as lovely as they are to look at, both Christmas trees and Christmas fairy lights can pose Safety Issues For Young Children. Christmas …

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Safety Issues When Buying Handmade Toys

There’s no doubt that there’s something special about buying handmade or handcrafted items for adults. However, when it comes to buying handmade toys for children, there are some safety issues to take into consideration. Handmade toys are often sold at markets, craft fairs, Christmas fairs, online and at other fundraising …

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Jellyfish Stings and How to Deal With Them

Swimming in the sea can be a great experience for families and children, but whether on beaches in the UK or abroad, it’s important to be aware of jellyfish. Jellyfish can sting, and the stings can be nasty, so as part of your Beach Safety Advice, make sure your children …

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Safe Boating and Sailing With Children

There’s no doubt that water can be a danger to children, but the dangers can be reduced by careful planning and organisation. If you enjoy boating or sailing and want to take your children with you, then it can be a safe activity for the whole family to enjoy. Boating …

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Surfing and Body Boarding Safety

Water sports such as surfing or body boarding are enjoyed by all ages, including children and teenagers, and are a great way of getting fit and learning new skills. But as with any activity involving water, there are Safety Issues to take into consideration. First and foremost, when a child …

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Should You Use Nanny Cameras?

Leaving your child to be looked after by a childcare professional in your own home is naturally nerve-wracking for parents, not least if you’ve never left your child before and it’s your first time using childcare. But is it ethical or appropriate to consider using a nanny camera, to watch …

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Wii Game Results in Hospital Visit: A Case Study

The Nintendo Wii has become a hugely popular form of technology and it’s used by many families as a way of relaxing, playing games and interacting together. It’s sociable nature and dual-person functionality has made it a particular hit with families. But while there’s no doubt that it can be …

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Are Foxes a Danger to Children?

When it comes to animals that pose a risk to your children, the chances are you may not have immediately thought of foxes – at least, not until recently, anyway. With fox attacks hitting the headlines recently, we explore the issue of whether or not foxes are a danger to …

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Camping Safety Tips

Camping continues to be a popular choice for family holidays, as it’s inexpensive, accessible and fun. But if everyone is going to enjoy a stress-free camping holiday, there are some basic camping safety issues that you need to be aware of. Safety Around the Tent Your tent will become your …

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