5 Q&As That Can Save Your Child’s Life In A Dangerous Situation
April 22, 2019 15:03 By Fabiosa
It is of utmost importance for every child to know safety rules. When the parents start leaving them home alone or when the kids start walking on their own outside, each father and mother must be certain that their son or daughter knows what to do in a life-threatening situation. To ensure your child’s safety, you need to cover some fundamental issues.
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In order to prepare your children for unexpected situations, you can ask them questions and see how they respond. Correct the child’s answer if necessary.
1. What will you do if you are alone at home and someone is trying to open the door?
Call your parents, then call the emergency service.
2. If you smell gas or see fire at home?
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Exit the building, call the emergency service, and tell the neighbors. Don’t try to extinguish the fire yourself!
3. Will you go to your friend’s place if he or she invites you? How about a stranger?
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You can’t visit people you don’t know very well, even if you are invited by your peer.
4. What will you say if you are asked where you live or your phone number?
Don’t tell this information to strangers. Only if you are in trouble and you need to inform your parents.
5. What will you do if someone follows you or grabs you trying to use force?
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You must run to a crowded place (shop, cafe, office), shout, call for help, and attract other people’s attention.
This is just a small list of questions to be covered with a child. It is better to do this in short talks with the help of illustrations or even role-playing. Try to avoid lecturing.
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Of course, there is a huge difference between discussing a hypothetical situation and acting in an emergency. But this knowledge may help the child to keep a cool head and focus on the clear course of actions. And then, everything will be fine!
The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.