5 mistakes making children in danger when learning from home

Along with second wave of COVID-19 spread in the whole Australian from Victory, many schools had moved to online and utilising remote learning environments or are planning to do that again after the first wave. Aa the parents, are you afraid of child’s safety at home? Probably you were thinking home is the most safety place. However, your adult-friendly home has lots of potential hazards for a child.

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You can keep your child safe by avoiding following 5 mistakes.

Mistake 1, put fire and hot surfaces in the place where child easy-reached.

Parents should Keep a close eye on your child whenever he’s anywhere near things that can burn – especially around stoves, ovens, microwaves, heaters and other appliances if you are not able to limit child’s behavior all the time. Hot drinks and too-hot baths are a major cause of scalds for babies and children.

fire near child

Mistake 2, put hot drinks in the place where child easy-reached.

Hot drinks and too-hot baths are a major cause of scalds for babies and children. Here are some simple safety precautions to avoid these risks:

  • Keep hot drinks away from and out of reach of children.
  • Have the hot water delivered to your bathroom at maximum of 50°C. You still need to mix cold water with the hot water coming out of your taps to get the right bath temperature for babies and children.

hot drink danger child

Mistake 3, put household chemicals and medicines in the place where child easy-reached. 

Poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury to children under five, and children are often poisoned by common household chemicals and medicines.

You can make your child’s environment safer by:

  • removing potential poisons
  • storing chemicals and medicines up high in a locked cupboard or cabinet
  • putting a child-safety latch on the doors of cupboards where you keep household poisons.

poison safety child

Mistake 4, let child play along in the backyard.

there is a lot potential danger factor outdoor, like pets, water, glass and hard furniture or equipment. Some simple precautions can help you keep your child safe outdoors:

  • Lock away hand tools like saws and drills, and keep lawnmowers, chainsaws and other sharp tools out of reach.
  • Make sure your child is out of the way when you’re using tools.
  • Unplug tools whenever you take a break.

backyard safety child

Mistakes 5, safety awareness declining.

Parents are thinking about working from home will keep eyes on child. Don’t even think about it. You will keep calling someone, typing in front of computer or watching email, but it is not your fault and please don’t blame yourself at all.

 

So, the following free tips for you to keep your child safety when learning from home.

Understand your risks

It is important that parents should like schools undertake a thorough risk analysis of remote learning to understand their risk profile. This will also allow you to prioritize action during a busy time. 

Monitor child activity

Ensure you are able to monitor regularly what child are doing. Parents need to be aware that any safety risk can be avoided before it real occurs.

Learning and improve

It is important that parents keep learning and practicing. Where there are gaps, see this as an opportunity to learn and improve to best ensure you are creating a child safe environment.