5/11/2018

Making Your Home Safe For Your Family



From time immemorial, teaching kids routines has been considered a best practice for instilling discipline within them. Even the legendary philosopher, Socrates, would approve! At a young age, it’s pretty easy for kids to gain constructive habits that can help them transition effectively from childhood, into adolescence, and eventually adulthood.

That being said, here are a couple of great security habits that kids can pick up from the word go! Keep in mind that these habits will help them become responsible adults in the future, and eventually help them avert the dreadful feeling of ‘learning from experience.’

Picking up after themselves
This is a pretty neat routine to help the kids build a sense of responsibility for their stuff. By putting their toys back to their respective positions, it helps them develop the sense of looking after their possessions.

Learning How to Operate the Home Security system at an early age
At a young age, it is essential to teach the kids basic security measures like locking the door. In fact, one should even teach their kids how to use the alarm system the right way! As they get older, they can get the habit of enabling and disabling the alarm every time they attempt to exit and enter the house. Having an easy passcode in place can make it possible for the child to build up this habit.

Having the habit of not answering the door or phone when an adult is not present
This is one habit that most parents have mastered teaching their kids at an early age. Moreover, it should transition to answering the phone. If the parent happens not to be at home, the kids can be taught to take a message in order to obtain the callers details.

Another important rule is that kids should be taught at an early age is to never to tell the callers that they are home alone. When strangers with a predatory nature are privy to such information, they might pay your kids a most ‘unfortunate’ visit.

This also applies when answering the front door. In such an event, if someone rings the doorbell, then they should first look through the peephole to confirm who it is. Thankfully, with wireless doorbells that have integrated video cameras with cloud storage and face recognition, the kids can see who is at the door while safely in the house. If they do not know the person, then they should not open the door whatsoever. That being said, if one would like to add a wireless doorbell for extra security to protect their kids at home, you can look into purchasing the best wireless doorbell for your home.

Teach the kids important skills to respond to an emergency
If there are young kids, it’s essential that they learn how to use the phone in case of an emergency. For instance they, should be able to make 911 calls to all emergency services using the mobile phone. This might just save their lives in the event of a fire or a serious accident!
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12 comments:

  1. Teach the Kids Important Skills to Respond to an Emergency :- Can be life saving. As we have seen an heard via the media. Tv and newspapers, etc have reported on cases when a child has appropriately phoned the Emergency services by dialling 999 within the Uk. The child has then been able to access appropriate Emergency assistance, whilst Emergency Call Handler can guide and support the child by talking to them by phone line until the Emergency staff arrive on scene.

    Care within the Community. It does seem wise to Educate, Inform and Update the Community. Children are part of our Community. Safety is an important issue. Being proactive by providing such information, and allowing individuals to build up skills which are essential in an Emergency is Caring, Practical and Wise.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Excellent tips, my daughter knows the emergency numbers and I keep some emergency numbers by the landline too. x

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  3. It's easy to make your home safe without a partner that leaves his keys in the door overnight or the backdoor and windows unlocked .... It's a good job we live in a quiet village 🤔😱

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  4. Important to teach these valuable lessons - never too early to learn

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  5. Such important things to teach them, my children know not to answer the door, Connor knows how to ring for help in an emergency as he's 13 but Megan is 5 and doesn't yet, I need to teach her very soon though xxx

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  6. Picking Up After Themselves :- Seems Sensible, Responsible, Practical and Respectful. No one wants to stand on, trip over a toy, etc. Accidents do happen, but Health and Safety are Important Issues. So wise to be Respectful, Considerate, Proactive in Preventing Accidents whenever possible by behaving in a sensible, safe, respective manner. Manners matter.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. When I first saw the photo above :- I thought the blog may be about home security i.e. locks, etc. Then I thought of a term which was frequently used some years ago :- Latch Key Kids.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Liking how you speak of Parenting / Caring for children being about preparing them for future role, aspects in life. We I believe should be allowing them to move from a degree of dependence towards Independece at their pace, meanwhile aiming to keep them safe and secure ( a sense of safety and security probably helps build confidence and self esteem).
    Whilst Independence is good, we do not live in isolation. Socialisation is important, as well as a sense of Community, being a Responsible citizen, etc. So much to learn and instill. Seems that a child needs to be raised, educated, and integrated into Community. Again whilst being Respected, kept safe and secure.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. It is a good idea to have an adequately stocked First Aid Kit/ box at home. As accidents and injuries do occur from time to time. Up to date First Aid information / course / book can all be beneficial. As it can be children who may an accident / injury talking them through how you are providing care for them. can be reassuring. As well as a learning experience: they will know what to expect if there is a next time. As they mature and learn, they may become knowledgeable and feel confident to provide such care to another.

    We learn as we live. Over time we can learn to self care, care for others, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. When to give your child a key to the door is an important topic to consider. Responsible and Respectful behaviour seem to be aspects to consider.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Home Safety:- An element I believe that is important is Fire Safety/ Fire Prevention. I believe that in some areas there are Fire Safety Officer/s. Some are based in local Fire Station/s. They can provide up to date advice, etc.

    Seems essential to address Fire Safety / Fire Prevention when there is a family to consider.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. Safety in the Home can cover / address many aspects if / when fully considered. Security:- reliable, safe, secure doors, windows, locks, etc. Fire Safety. Accident Prevention, can be stair gates, keeping children safely away from hot cooker, hot pots, etc. So many Responsibilities. Yet we also need to consider each family member, as well as possible visitors. How do we access expert information, guidance, etc. Police may have Home Safety Officer, maybe Personal Safety Advice is available. As we are keen to ensure Safety within and outwith the Home. Children tend to have mobile phone/s, yet we hear and read of muggings for mobile phones. Sharing positive support experiences can benefit us in our attempts in maintaining safety.

    Rachel Craig

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