As parents, we always worry about how safe our children are. They’re not as careful as they should be and don’t understand the real dangers that the world presents. There’s never a time when relaxing 100% is possible as a father or a mother.
Here are four ways to keep your child safer.
While you may have been allowed to go outside to play in the street as a kid growing up, the times have changed. There are good people and people looking to do harm to children or take them away. For parents, it’s best to let them play in the garden if you have one and invite their friends over to play with them rather than on the public street. However, if they want to go out on the street to ride their bike, play games and have fun, then ensure it’s a supervised playtime.
Strange people walking up whom you don’t know and they don’t know should get your attention. Being vigilant is what’s required to both avoid problems with people, but also to stop them doing something dangerous that could cause an injury. After all, kids don’t always act with the benefit of experience in the way that adults do. Think about the school playground; there are teachers on hand for good reason. Perform the same duties at home.
Use Protective Software for Online Activities
Using the internet is a way of life for families now. It’s important that your kids are protected from people trying to lure children online. Using software like Net Nanny to block questionable websites is a great idea. This type of software is inexpensive and can monitor their internet usage, record video or a list of websites they have visited and keep tabs on what’s going on. Internet chats using instant chat clients like Skype can often also be recorded.
Beware of online bullying by other school children or kids they meet online. We all know how cruel other children can be. There are now serious cases of social media use and the damage it causes unsuspecting children who don’t expect to be treated so badly. Look for signs, such as a sudden change in their behavior.
High Fever Monitoring
Children can easily get a high fever from pyrogens that enter their bloodstream. These can be from viruses, bacteria, fungi, or other unknown sources. Fevers are more serious in children and can have more damaging outcomes. Their immune systems are not as strong as an adult. A low fever condition runs between 100F to 101F and the mid-level hovers around 102F, but the high fevers of 103F and over are by far the most concerning.
Should your child get a medium or high fever, don’t wait to go to a local ER. A high fever in children can be a major risk to life. Use a private medical facility to get seen much faster and the issue diagnosed sooner.
Keeping your child or children safe is an ongoing process of looking for potential issues, learning about new threats, and finding ways to protect your kids from those too. It’s a process that doesn’t end until they become adults and are responsible for taking care of themselves.