Child Safety Tips

The following are tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about, or working at your job.

Safety Tips for Children: 

  • Keep the child informed about the dangers outside. Denial of such problems will result in children misjudging the security.
  • Always keep a check on the child, while he is playing outside. 
  • Train him/her to raise alarm, when somebody takes them or they are in trouble. The best advice is to give a whistle and ask the child to blow it whenever neccessary.
  • Always keep a watch on the presence of strangers in your locality.
  • Always encourage the child to talk with you, so that he/she might tell their difficulties.
  • Look out for sudden behavioural changes and counsel them whenever needed.
  • Be informed about the symptoms of child sexual abuse.

Safety Tips For School Children

While Walking to School:-

  1. Always walk on the footpath only. On roads without footpath, walk on the extreme left hand side of the roads.
  2. Do not be impatient on the road. Do not rush or run on the road.
  3. Cross only at Zebra crossings, traffic signals, subways, foot over-bridges. Where such facilities do not exist, look for a safe place to cross.
  4. Never cross a road at a corner/curve, as the motorist taking the turn will not be able to see you in time.
  5. Running across the road is a bad idea, as you may slip and fall.

While going by bus:-

  1. Do not board or alight at a bus stop other than the one decided by the school. Never board and alight at a red light crossing or unauthorized bus stop.
  2. Always hold onto the handrail if standing in a moving bus, especially on sharp turns.
  3. Do not sit, stand or travel on the footboard of the bus.
  4. Do not put any part of your body outside a moving or stationary bus.
  5.  Always adhere to the bus safety rules.