In today’s busy world, it is as important as ever to keep ourselves and our families safe. News stories of missing children, opportunistic crimes and accidents have become a part of our daily lives. Ensuring that your family is aware of potential dangers and what to do in the event of such a danger, can go a long way in keeping your loved ones safe.
Important tips for keeping your children safe
Here are three things you can teach your children to help ensure their safety:
- Teach your children not to open the front door. The only exceptions should be a parent, grandparent or friend, no one else. It is a good idea to teach your children to come and fetch you if there is someone at the door they don’t recognise.
- Another important lesson for children is that they should know their home address and telephone number and parents’ full names.
- Teach your child when and how to dial and request help from emergency services for example, 10111. Talk through a range of situations where you should (and shouldn’t) call for help.
Some more tips
Children should be taught not to approach just anyone. If they need help, look for a uniformed policeman, security guard, a shop assistant with a nametag, or a parent with children. Children also need to know that it is important to get your permission before going anywhere with anyone. When you are out and about with your family, it is a good idea to pick a spot that can be used as a ‘meeting place’ should any of the family get lost in a crowd. Smart Safe offers a reliable and accurate location tracking system to assist with personal safety and emergency response services. With over fifteen years of experience in the security and monitoring industry, our GPS and panic services are specially designed for South African families. With instantaneous emergency response and 24-hour tracking and monitoring, you can have the peace of mind that your family members are safe. Contact us for more tips on how to keep you and your family as safe as possible.