Safety

Cycle Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

Cycle safety tips for kids & parents

New Zealand Transport Agency’s National Cycling Programme has paired up with cycling enthusiast Marilyn Northcote to put together some top cycle safety tips to help parents get their kids cycling this summer. Summer break is a great time to get on your bike and enjoy some …

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 …

What to do if there is an earthquake in NZ

What to do if there is an Earthquake!

New Zealand lies on the boundary of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. Most earthquakes occur at faults, which are breaks extending deep within the earth, caused by movements of these plates. There are thousands of earthquakes in New Zealand every year, but most of …

Look after your family and read those labels

Babies and toddlers have a thirst for exploration that knows no bounds. Keeping them safe at home may, at first glance, seem relatively simple, but hidden dangers may be lurking among the household products you use every day. This simple guide will help keep you …

Stranger danger

The words “ stranger danger ” tend to conjure up one thing in our mind – abduction prevention. It’s a cute phrase that even rhymes, so it’s easy to get kids to remember it. But is it the best way to teach kids about the …

Living a life of resilience

Do you find yourself snapping at your kids at the smallest trigger? Resilience training may be what you need. Lucy Hone has a master’s degree in resilience psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and studied resilience through trauma post the Canterbury earthquakes. But it wasn’t …

Keeping kids safe in the sun

Now summer is here it is important to take special care with young children to keep them safe in the sun. Sunburn can be painful for anyone, but children are just a bit more vulnerable and can burn quickly in the sun. Sunburn and over-exposure …

Keep Your Tweens Safe Online

What are your children doing online? It is a question that concerns many parents. After all, it’s a worry to think that our children may know more about blogging, social networking sites and even online gaming than we do. What is my child doing online? …