It’s not summer yet, but the days are getting longer, the kids want to spend more time in the park, and the good weather is starting to show in everyone’s mood. The weather is nice, it’s good to be outside and it seems that everyone is more relaxed and happier and that’s why they decide to spend more time outdoors. But really, when summer approaches it is a good time.
But Parents should bear in mind that children are at greater risk of injury during the summer because it is a time when people go out more, the sun shines harder and that is why adults must be vigilant. Many medical professionals remind parents that children spend a lot of time on bikes, in the park or doing other outdoor activities, and this makes them more likely to hurt themselves, much more than if they were inside a home.
Although there is no need to worry too much because children have to have fun in summer to be able to enjoy their days off. It is necessary to remind children of some safety measures so that they themselves can regulate their behavior and protect themselves from possible dangers. Although for younger children parents must be attentive all the time, when they are over ten years old, although we must supervise them, we can give them self-care autonomy so that they get used to having good safety habits. The objective is above all that they learn to take care of themselves from an early age.
1. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
It is necessary that when it is hot outside, children have the habit of wearing a hat or cap to protect themselves from possible sunstroke, sunglasses to protect the view of the sun’s rays and sunscreen to protect the skin. The sun’s rays are getting stronger and there is a danger of getting skin cancer in the future if sufficient measures are not taken. Children should learn to protect themselves from the sun’s rays.
2. Go swimming only when an adult is with them
Children need to know that they cannot go into the water if an adult is not with them at all times. They should also have a life jacket whenever they are in or near the water. It is necessary for children to learn this safety measure as soon as possible since unfortunately in summer, there are always cases of drowning in the children.
3. Don’t talk to strangers
Sometimes when families go on vacation in the summer, children can meet many people, but they should never talk to strangers or strangers unless the parents allow it. There are many people who do not have good intentions and children must be protected from all of them. If at any time you see that someone has bad intentions with the children, you should quickly notify the police.
4. Do not carry out risky activities
Children love to go out and explore the environment and that also means getting to know the world and all its dangers. Sometimes, in parks, beaches or mountains there may be dangerous areas that children should not explore without the company of an adult, they should always ask the adults if they can do one thing or another so that the adult can assess if it is possible or not.
These are some important safety rules that all children should know, would you add any more?