When children learn to speak, you can start teaching them some basic safety rules.
1. Personal data
Show your children what their full names, address and home phone number are. Also, make sure they know your name.
2. Contact phone
Make sure your children know how to communicate with you at work or on your mobile phone.
Teach your children how and when to use 112 and make sure there is an adult they can trust and whom they can call if they are afraid or in case of emergency.
4. Rules when alone
Instruct your children to keep the door locked and not open it to talk to anyone if they are home alone. Establish rules with your children about receiving visitors at home and how to answer the phone when you are not at home.
5. Ask the children
Choose the caregivers of your children carefully. Get references from family, friends, and neighbors. Once you have chosen your caregiver, one day arrives without warning to see how your children are doing. Ask the children how their experience was with the person who takes care of them and listens carefully to their responses.
6. Learn about the Internet
The better you know how the Internet works, the better prepared you will be to teach your children the possible risks. Check the police advice for more information on Internet security.
7. Computer in common area
Place the family computer in a common area and not in the children’s room. Also, monitor the time your children spend online, the websites they visit and establish rules for using the Internet.
8. Where does it connect
Find out about other accesses your child could have to the Internet at school, libraries or friends’ houses.
9. Beware of privacy
Use privacy settings on social networks to limit contact with unknown users and make sure usernames do not reveal too much information about their children. Here we tell you how you can prepare your children to protect their privacy.
10. Always a lot of communication
Make sure your children are prepared to connect to the internet and encourage them to tell you if they find something online that makes them feel sad, scared or confused.
11. Maintain privacy
Advise your children not to post inappropriate, revealing information, or photos of themselves or their friends on the Internet.
I walk to school and back
12. Become familiar
Accompany your children to and from school, recognizing known places and safe places where they can go if someone is following them or if they need help. If your children travel by bus, go to the bus stop with them to make sure they know which bus they should take and the way home.
13. Best in group
Remind your children that they should be accompanied by a friend whenever they go to school on foot or by bicycle. And, remind them to stay in a group at the bus stop.
14. Always warning
Warn your children never to accept someone to take them, unless you have told them before who I can do it.
Out of home
15. Where yes
Take a walking tour with your children around the neighborhood and tell them what houses they can visit without you.
16. What NOT
Remind your children that they can say NO to anything that scares them, makes them feel uncomfortable or confused, and teach them to tell you if something or someone makes them feel that way.
17. Request permission
Teach your children to ask permission before leaving the house.
18. Never Alone
Remind your children that they should not walk or play alone outside.
19. Away from cars
Teach your children that they should never approach any vehicle, whether or not they are busy unless they know the driver and are accompanied by an adult they trust.
20. What if …?
Practice hypothetical situations and ask your children how they would respond. “What would you do if you fell off the bike and needed help? Who would you ask for? ”
21. Change of plans
Teach your children to inform you if there are any changes in plans.
22. Meeting Point
During family outings, establish a central place, easy to find, to meet in case you separate.
23. Where is the help
Teach your children to find help in amusement parks, sports stadiums, shopping centers, and other public places. Also, to identify people who can ask for help, such as uniformed police, security guards or store personnel with identification. You can write your mobile phone on your arm, if it is small and does not know it, so that, in case it gets lost, they can locate you.
24. Be alert
Help your children to recognize and avoid possible risks so that they learn how to deal with them in case something happens to them.
25. Allowed to scream a lot
Teach your children that if a stranger tries to take them away or asks them to leave with them, they should make a fuss and do everything possible to get attention and escape either by kicking, screaming, and resisting.