Safety

Big worries

Clinical psychologist CATHERINE GALLAGHER helps us to understand anxiety, and how we can best support our children to confront their ‘worry thoughts’. Like all living creatures, we need an alarm system to signal threat. Deep in our brains, a chain of events is initiated that …

X-rated exposure

DYLAN WALLS from Aviva Youth Services tackles the tough topic of early exposure to pornography, and offers valuable advice for parents. Pornography is sexually explicit media primarily intended to sexually arouse the viewer, ranging from erotica to snuff movies, with many harmful genres in between. …

New training resource for SunSmart

An online training module is helping early childhood educators keep young children protected from the sun year-round. As any parent or teacher knows, outside play is an integral part of a child’s education. Of course, alongside this, it is imperative to keep our young children …

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 …