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Keep Our Kids Safe; November is National Child Safety & Protection Month

Keep Our Kids Safe; November is National Child Safety & Protection Month

The month of November is dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers our children face every day.

National Child Safety & Protection Month was a campaign created to spread awareness of the threats that children face in their daily lives.  This month serves as a reminder to parents, caregivers, and educators alike about the importance of keeping kids safe in every environment.  Let’s all observe this National Child Safety & Protection Month by learning about some of the most common dangers that our children face.

  • Falling: Injuries that result from taking a tumble are the most common household hazards that our children face. We can reduce the chances of a fall by cleaning up any spilled liquids, making sure all stairwells have sturdy handrails, keeping the floor clear of any tripping hazards, and installing supports in our children’s showers.
  • Fire: Unfortunately, fires can cause injury, illness (due to smoke inhalation), and sometimes even death. Let’s avoid exposing our children to fire risks by avoiding the use of candles in our homes, never leaving an iron unattended, and removing all flammable items from the areas around our stoves and ovens.  Additionally, we can help keep our kids safe by installing smoke alarms on every floor and in every sleeping area of our homes.
  • Choking: Another common danger that our children face is the risk of choking. To reduce this safety risk, we should avoid giving young children small toys, keep small and hard foods out of our children’s reach, cut up our kids’ food, and make sure that we keep an eye on them.
  • Internet: For our older kids, the Internet poses a serious safety risk. Between the inappropriate content they might be exposed to, to the devious schemes of online predators, there are some serious dangers lurking on the web.  To keep our children safe, we can do our best to block inappropriate sites, monitor our children’s online activity, and teach our kids about safe internet practices.

This National Child Safety & Protection Month, join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we do our best to protect our children from these dangers.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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