Featured Articles

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to school safety tips

  Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. For Children: They’re safer in a booster seat till they’re 148cm tall. Primary school children seated in booster seats in the back seat of …

Signs of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a growing issue and parents are struggling to identify and respond to this threat. A concern for many parents is that cyberbullying doesn’t stop when their child leaves school – as long as your child is connected to a device, a bully can …

How to choose your childs sunscreen

How to choose your child’s sunscreen

Every Kiwi parent knows to “slip, slop, slap,” but how exactly do you choose the best sunscreen for your child? It may sound easy, but a quick trip to the supermarket or pharmacy reveals a mind-boggling plethora of choices:  organic or mineral? Water-resistant or sweat-resistant? …

Family biking fun around Christchurch

The summer holidays are a long stretch for kids, and for parents too at times. A great way to beat the boredom, utilise their excess energy and get a bit of fitness in for you too, is biking. There are plenty of fun places to …

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

There are thousands of children and young people in our city who for one reason or another, find it difficult to cope with what life throws at them. They have few positive adult role models in their life and as a result miss valuable opportunities. …

Kids running summer businesses

“I’m bored!” is the catch-cry of nearly every school-age child over the long summer holiday stretch. Sure, you can recommend chores, movie marathons and playing outside, but nothing engages kids quite so much as the chance to make a buck. Summer holidays are the perfect …

Getting kids ready for school

Your child may be starting school for the first time, moving on to middle school/intermediate or high school, or may be changing schools. How do you get them ready? School is such a big part of a child’s life, and adjusting to a school environment …

Holiday sleep tips for wee travellers

Travelling with babies, toddlers or young children can be tricky when it comes to sleep. There are few things to keep in mind when helping your child adjust to sleeping in new environments and time zones, the first being that every child is different. Some …